USCG Aircraft Technical Publication Support
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) provides cradle-to-grave lifecycle engineering for the entire USCG aviation fleet. The ALC's primary responsibility is to maintain mission-capable readiness for all Coast Guard Aviation Assets. The USCG’s Elizabeth City facility provides complete overhaul and maintenance for all USCG aviation platforms. The Coast Guard has recently experienced a tremendous backlog of technical publication development due to multiple aircraft and system modifications and acquisitions. This backlog of technical documentation required significant staff augmentation and specific personnel qualifications in order to meet aircraft system delivery schedules.
CDS2 developed a team of expert technical illustrators and graphics specialists and familiarized those personnel with the ASME and ISO 9001 instructions, processes, and standard formats that are used by the USCG in aircraft technical documentation packages. We created illustrations, schematics, wiring diagrams, parts manufacture drawings, assembly drawings, cable harness drawings, and paint and marking drawings for all airframes—these illustrations and drawings are used in any instruction manual or process guide that require graphics, such as Maintenance Procedure Cards, Time Compliant Technical Orders, Flight Manuals, Illustrated Parts Catalogs, Engineering Specifications, and so forth.
Our graphic designers create, revise, review, approve, and maintain illustrations and drawings using Auto-Trol Technical Illustrator, CoCreate, AutoCad, ProE, CorelDraw, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat Professional. We practice and enforce document control IAW local and DoD instruction. Electronic files, hard copies and all corresponding legacy data are stored and archived in local databases; and digital and hard copies are verified, recorded, validated, and issued for up to 60 days. We also assist in maintaining a digital library of all approved illustrations, symbols, page frames, title blocks, etc.