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Fleet Readiness Center West

Fleet Readiness Center West

Established in November 2008 and headquartered in Lemoore, Calif., Fleet Readiness Center West (FRC West) is a major field industrial maintenance complex, housing more than 350,000 square feet of equipment, test benches, storage systems and repair facilities. With  detachments in Fallon, Nev., Fort Worth, Texas, and China Lake, Calif., FRC West provides quality airframes, engines, components and services at improved efficiency and reduced cost to carrier air wing squadrons, the Unit Deployment Program, the air test and evaluation community and multiple reserve component customers.

In addition to more than 1,400 shore Sailors, Marines and civilians, FRC West manages 255 Sea Operational Detachment members who provide specialized technical support and maintenance to carriers with air wings embarked. Additional support is provided to the Unit Deployment Program, deploying toMCAS Iwakuni, Japan, in support of MALS-12.

FRC West is the single F414-GE-400 repair site, producing 274 engines in 2009 at an average “time to reliably replenish” rate of  10 days. Working closely with our module suppliers at FRC Southeast, these efforts support critical engine pools established aboard the CVN, in forward deployed locations such as Bahrain and Atsugi, Japan, as well as seven CONUS sites.

Through the implementation of resource management, AIRSpeed initiatives and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) practices, FRC West continues to develop improved production and managerial techniques. These efforts are critical to the execution of the Navy’s mission and support our commitment to cost-wise readiness, returning critical flying hours back to the naval aviation enterprise.

FRC West has built and continues to improve upon our legacy of superior warfighter support, as evidenced by our nomination by Commander, Naval Air Forces for the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award, Medium Category, while leading the way in the exploitation of resources and innovation, maximizing aircraft readiness for squadrons operating in support of the global war on terrorism.


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