Boeing Maintenance Program Honored by US Air Force
Fort Walton Beach recognized for C-130 electronic manual

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., June 23, 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the company’s Special Operations Forces program has been honored by the U.S. Air Force for outstanding support to the Air Force Technical Order community as member of the C-130 Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS) Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) Team. The award recognizes the contributions of the Fort Walton Beach team for converting all Air Force C-130 maintenance technical data from a printed format to an interactive electronic format that has, in the words of the award, “strengthened warfighting capabilities by placing 'The Right Data, in the Right Place, at the Right Time, Every Time.'”

“The team took a challenging assortment of decades-old technical data covering more than a dozen models of C-130 aircraft and delivered an advanced Interactive Electronic Technical Manual,” said Thomas Stretch, Boeing C-130 IMIS/IETM program manager, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

“The C-130 IETM provides our customer with more accurate, up-to-date, user-friendly technical data that will improve productivity and lower costs while enhancing the safety of both maintainers and operators,” said Ken Hill, Boeing Special Operations Forces program director.

Boeing’s Special Operations Forces program provides systems integration and sustainment solutions to Air Force Special Operations Forces. Its primary products and services include:

  • hardware and software modifications
  • repair of aircraft and weapon system items
  • on-site support during deployment missions
  • updating technical and maintenance support documentation.

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