Standardizing Component Performance Reporting and Analysis

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.  

Without a standard format or method for collecting, reporting, and analyzing component performance data, USCG personnel spent significant time and resources deciphering and combining data collected from different sources.  The CDSReliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) team developed a custom report, the R3 report, to standardize component performance reporting and analysis.  The R3 report provides a picture of component performance based on rates of failure for individual components over a 12 month time period, and ranks the components against each other. 

Based on years of RCM data analysis, the R3 allows USCG management to quickly and easily assess component performance across an entire platform, and also provides watches and alerts based on Upper Control Limits (UCL). This standardization allows USCG upper management to focus on major performance issues; to justify concern about component performance to vendors; to augment solutions based on the importance of repeat failures; and to more accurately plan resource needs for modifications, vendor changes, and USCG procedure changes.