Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To D&D Machinery and Sales Inc., For Procurement of Engine Lift Trailer (ELT) Related To C-17 Globemaster III

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To D&D Machinery and Sales Inc., For Procurement of Engine Lift Trailer (ELT) Related To C-17 Globemaster III
Source: DTN News + U.S. DoD issued No. CR-029-13 December 16, 2013
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - December 17, 2013: D&D Machinery and Sales Inc., San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a $12,078,000 firm-fixed-price contract for C-17 Peculiar support equipment.  Contractors will provide 11 C-17 aircraft engine lift trailer (ELT), ground handling, NSN 1730-01-560-2167, part number PT90-F-509, with a potential requirement (options) for an additional nine within a 24-month period.
The C-17 ELT provides for lifting, lowering, and positioning capabilities supporting removal and replacement of the engine, core thrust reverser, or the inlet assembly to/from the on-board location on the C-17 Globemaster III.  Work will be performed at San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by June 12, 2015.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, 100 percent set-aside for small business.  The solicitation was posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website and two offers were received.  

This contract includes nine percent foreign military sales in support of Strategic Airlift Capability Consortium located in Hungary.  Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $12,078,000 are being obligated at time of award.  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/WLKA, C-17 Contracting, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8526-14-C-0001).

D & D Machinery & Sales, Inc. was established in 1983 as a distributor and exporter of replacement parts for construction, industrial, and hydraulic equipment.

After incorporating in 1984, D & D (named after owners, David and Dolores Martinez) began to manufacture its own parts and soon specialized in precision manufacturing and fabrication. Three years later, D & D began to manufacture ground support and aircraft maintenance equipment, vehicular accessories, system components, and other miscellaneous equipment for the US Air Force and Commercial airline customers as a small disadvantaged business contractor.

In 1997, D & D became a Blue Ribbon Contractor to the Air Force Logistics Command by successfully completing an order for several TTF90 (C-17) Engine Transport Trailers which involved extensive research and reverse engineering to overcome data deficiencies in design and operation.

The Company later joined The Boeing Company family of Preferred Suppliers as a direct supplier to the C-17 Production Program at Long Beach, California providing ground support equipment and parts.

Classified by the Small Business Administration as a small, woman-owned business, D & D actively supports the efforts of the Administration by serving on the Region IV Board and in an advisory capacity to the National Ombudsman.

Our facilities and production shops contain the latest in CNC machine, welding and painting capabilities. The Company operates six production buildings covering over 110,000 square feet on six acres. There is an additional 40 acres available for expansion as well. We are conveniently located within 15 miles of the San Antonio airport.

Our Quality Management System (QMS) is designed to meet the requirements of International Aerospace Standard SAE AS9100, Quality Management System – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations and D6-82479, Boeing Quality Management System Requirements for Suppliers. We hold ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C:2009 Certification.

We are a family owned and operated business committed to high quality standards, lean manufacturing techniques, on time delivery, and the complete satisfaction of our customers.

The trailer functions as support for the maintenance, removal and replacement of the four Pratt and Whitney engines on the C-17 Globemaster aircraft.  It incorporates work platforms, ladders, auxiliary platforms, winches and controls required to remove and replace the aircraft engines.  It also contains electro-hydraulic systems to allow the trailer to move through 5-axis of travel to facilitate engine mating.  It contains I-beam rails which mate with various support equipment to facilitate the removal, installation and roll transfer of a cradle mounted engine.

*Link for This article compiled by DTN News + U.S. DoD issued No. CR-029-13 December 16, 2013 
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*This article is being posted from Toronto, Canada By DTN News ~ Defense-Technology News Contact:dtnnews@ymail.com 

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