- Aircraft recovery
- Organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance
- Pre- and post-flight inspections
- Safety-of-flight inspections
- Servicing aviation launch and recovery equipment
- Special non-destructive testing
- Supply chain management
In cooperation with the U.S. Air Force, URS legacy company Lear Siegler Services Inc. helped establish the Department of Defense’s only T-38 maintenance facility at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in 1976. Since then, we have provided continuous inspection, maintenance and modernization services at the “Queen Bee” facility, as it is popularly known.
URS provides mechanics, supply chain managers, engineers, and additional specialized technical personnel who perform maintenance, inspection and supply chain related tasks. Our work force size is based on workload and is highly flexible – with 900 personnel on-site in 1992, 135 in 2004 and 165 today. Our corporate database of over 10,000 potential applicants provides a reach-back capability to fill positions promptly when necessary. Since 2005, the URS team has performed over 7,000 modifications on approximately 500 aircraft.
The ISO 9001:2000-registered Queen Bee facility has consistently delivered aircraft on time under the highest quality standards. Queen Bee has achieved an unprecedented aircraft acceptance and a “zero defects” rate of 95 percent.
Using these same quality management standards, we also oversee Queen Bee’s procurement program for consumable supplies and direct parts and materials. This program has proved particularly efficient at procuring hard-to-find parts for these 40-year-old aircraft, locating an average of 500 parts per year worth $3.2 million.
URS is also instrumental in the ongoing initiative to extend the service life of the T-38 through 2020. We provide estimates and operational concepts detailing cost-effective ways to recapitalize these proven training vehicles.