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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

C-20D/G AIRCRAFT

N88-NTSP-A-50-9306A/D

MARCH 2001

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This C-20D/G Aircraft Navy Training System Plan provides an overview of the C-20D/G Aircraft program and its concepts for operation, support, manpower, and training. The C-20D Gulfstream III and C-20G Gulfstream IV Aircraft is a derivative of the off-the-shelf, Federal Aviation Administration certified aircraft. The C-20D/G Aircraft program is in Phase III (Production, Fielding, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process. The latest C-20D/G Aircraft modifications include: Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, Dual Flight Management System, Dual 12-Channel Global Positioning System, and Improved Automatic Flight Control System.

The C-20D Aircraft provides air transportation for high priority executive personnel and baggage. The C-20D Aircraft inventory consists of two aircraft; both aircraft are assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron One (VR-1), Naval Air Facility (NAF) Washington, D.C.

The C-20G Aircraft is a logistic support aircraft designed for the transportation of passengers and cargo in support of Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift mission requirements. The C-20G Aircraft inventory currently consists of five aircraft. Two C-20G Aircraft are assigned to VR-48, NAF Washington, D.C., and two aircraft are assigned to VR-51, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. C-20G Aircraft Bureau number 165153, while attached to Marine Aircraft Support Detachment NAF Washington, D.C., and on deployment in Florida, received extensive damage from a tornado in March 1998, and is undergoing repair at the contractor's facility in Cahokia, Illinois. This aircraft is scheduled to return to a flying status in June 2001 and be transferred to MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Temporary Active Duty (TAR) Naval Pilots operate the C-20D Aircraft located at VR-1. Both TAR and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Naval Pilots operate the C-20G Aircraft located at VR-48 and VR-51. Active Duty Navy personnel at VR-1 perform organizational level maintenance and limited intermediate level maintenance, while TAR and SELRES personnel perform organizational level maintenance and limited intermediate level maintenance at VR-48. Full depot level maintenance is provided by a Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) contract at VR-1 and VR-48. VR-51 uses CLS for full organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance.

All C-20D/G Pilot and maintenance training is provided by Flight Safety International located in Savannah, Georgia, and Long Beach, California. Commander Fleet Wing Support Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, provides C-20G Fixed Wing Loadmaster (R-553-3000) training.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vi

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

C. Manpower, Personnel, and Training Principals I-1

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

F. Aircraft and/or Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-2

G. Description of New Development I-2

H. Concepts I-7

1. Operational I-7

2. Maintenance I-7

3. Manning I-9

4. Training I-10

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-22

J. Logistics Support I-24

K. Schedules I-25

L. Government-Furnished Equipment and Contractor-Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-25

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-25

PART II - BILLET AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS II-1

PART III - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS III-1

PART IV - TRAINING LOGISTICS SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS IV-1

PART V - MPT MILESTONES V-1

PART VI - DECISION ITEMS/ACTION REQUIRED VI-1

PART VII - POINTS OF CONTACT VII-1

 

 

 

 

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ACDU

Active Duty

AD

Aviation Machinist's Mate

ADF

Automatic Direction Finder

AE

Aviation Electrician's Mate

AFCS

Automatic Flight Control System

AM

Aviation Structural Mechanic

AME

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment)

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AOB

Average Onboard

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

   

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander In Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet

CLS

Contractor Logistic Support

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

CMP

Computerized Maintenance Program

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMBS

Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Commander Naval Air Reserve Force

COMNAVAIRPAC

Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific

COMSEC

Communication Security Equipment

   

DAFCS

Digital Automatic Flight Control System

DME

Distance Measuring Equipment

   

EDS

Electronic Display System

EFIS

Electronic Flight Instrument System

EGPWS

Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System

   

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FMS

Flight Management System

FSI

Flight Safety International

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GAC

Gulfstream Aerospace Company

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GIII

Gulfstream III Aircraft

GIV

Gulfstream IV Aircraft

GNSSU

Global Navigation Satellite System Unit

GPS

Global Positioning System

   

HF

High Frequency

   

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

   

JRB

Joint Reserve Base

   

MASD

Marine Aircraft Support Detachment

MATMEP

Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MCCDC

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MPT

Manpower, Personnel, and Training

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAF

Naval Air Facility

NAMP

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

NATOPS

Navy Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVMAC

Naval Manpower Analysis Center

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OLSP

Operational Logistics Support Plan

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

PDA

Principal Development Agency

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standards

PR

Parachute Rigger

PSE

Peculiar Support Equipment

   

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SELRES

Selected Reserve

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

   

TAR

Training and Administration of Reserves

TCAS

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System

TD

Training Device

TFMMS

Total Force Manpower Management System

TO

Table of Organization

TSA

Training Support Agency

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USMC

United States Marine Corps

   

VHF

Very High Frequency

VN

Vertical Navigation

VR

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

PREFACE

This Draft Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) has been developed to update the Approved C-20G Logistics Aircraft Navy Training Plan, A-50-9306/A, dated March 1994. This document has been updated to comply with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Publication P-751-1-9-97.

This NTSP provides the latest information about the C-20D/G Aircraft, including training, manpower, aircraft modifications, schedules, and points of contact. The C-20D/G Aircraft has incorporated the following major modifications since the last C-20 Aircraft NTSP was approved: Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), Dual Flight Management System (FMS), Improved Global Positioning System (GPS), and Improved Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS).

At this time, there are several action items being reviewed concerning the C-20D and C-20G programs. Specifically, following a Maintenance Training Requirements Review held in August 2000, Commander Naval Air Reserve Force (COMNAVAIRESFOR) was tasked with establishing C-20D and C-20G organizational maintenance technician pipelines. C-20D/G organizational maintenance courses are currently contracted through Flight Safety International (FSI) and taught in Savannah, Georgia. Course Identification Numbers (CIN) are also in the process of being established or modified. Also, pending final approval, C-20G organizational maintenance technicians will be awarded Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 8314 after successful completion of FSI courses. A possible new NEC for C-20D organizational maintenance technicians is also being reviewed.

COMNAVAIRESFOR is the Aircraft Controlling Custodian for all United States Naval Reserve and Marine Corps aircraft at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Washington, D.C., and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Pending final authorization, C-20G Aircraft Bureau Number 165153 is scheduled to be transferred from Marine Aircraft Support Detachment (MASD), NAF Washington, to MCAS Kaneohe Bay, thus becoming a Commander, Naval Air Pacific (COMNAVAIRPAC) asset.

N88-NTSP-A-50-9306A/D

March 2001

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. C-20D/G Aircraft

2. Program Element. 0505196N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N780G1)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N780G1)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (APW-61)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA207)

Training Agency COMNAVRESFOR

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N795)

Commander, Reserve Program Manager COMNAVAIRESFOR (N36)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (ASM-42)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses

a. C-20D. The mission of the C-20D Aircraft is to provide air transportation for high priority executive personnel or distinguished visitors and baggage.

b. C-20G. The C-20G Aircraft is a logistic support aircraft designed for the transportation of passengers and cargo in support of Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift mission requirements. The C-20G Aircraft transports personnel and cargo utilizing various passenger and cargo configurations.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. C-20D. NA

2. C-20G. A Technical Evaluation of all systems and flying capabilities, as well as emergency egress and cargo loading, was successfully performed in Fiscal Year (FY) 94 by Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland. An Operational Evaluation was not required.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. NA

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The C-20D Gulfstream III (GIII) and the C-20G Gulfstream IV (GIV) Aircraft are manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace Company (GAC). Both aircraft were procured as a commercial-derivative aircraft certified under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type certificate. The C-20D/G Aircraft is capable of all weather, long-range, high-speed, non-stop flights up to an altitude of 45,000 feet between nominally suited airports. Both aircraft contain a walk-in baggage area of 157 cubic feet, fully pressurized, and accessible from the cabin.

a. C-20D. The C-20D Aircraft is a two engine, swept-wing, high altitude, aircraft used as a special mission aircraft. The aircraft uses a retractable tricycle landing gear and a hydraulic powered nose wheel steering system and is powered by two Spey Mark 511-8 Rolls-Royce Turbofan Engines. The aircraft's engines are equipped with thrust reversers. The aircraft has an executive compartment with accommodations for five passengers and a staff compartment with accommodations for eight passengers.

b. C-20G. The C-20G Aircraft is a two engine, low-wing, twin turbofan, pressurized monoplane, specifically designed for all-weather operation at high altitudes. The aircraft uses a fully retractable landing gear and is powered by two aft-mounted Rolls-Royce Limited Tay MK611-8 Turbofan Engines. The C-20G Aircraft's engines are also equipped with thrust reversers. The aircraft may be configured for cargo operations, passenger operations, or combinations of the two. With passenger seats removed, the aircraft may be modified to the following configurations: three pallets and no passengers, two pallets and eight passengers, and one pallet and 14 or 20 passengers. With a full complement of seats installed, the aircraft is capable of accommodating up to 26 passengers and a crew of four. Without a full complement of seats installed, the C-20G can carry a total of 4758 pounds of cargo. A hydraulically operated cargo door is installed on the starboard side of the aircraft to facilitate loading and unloading of cargo. A ball roller cargo floor is capable of accommodating palletized cargo.

c. C-20D/G Avionics Equipment. C-20D and C-20G Aircraft avionics equipment are depicted in the following table:

EQUIPMENT TITLE

C-20D GIII

C-20G GIV

Very High Frequency (VHF) Communication Transceiver

VHF Communication Transceiver-21B

VHF Communication Transceiver-422B

Intercommunications System

Baker M1045

Baker M1045

High Frequency (HF) Radio Set

AN/ARC-190(V)

AN/ARC-9000

Ultra HF Radio

AN/ARC-164(V)

AN/ARC-164(V)

Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder Set

AN/APX-100(V)

AN/APX-100(V)

Air Traffic Control Transponder

TDR-94

TDR-94

IFF Receiver Transmitter

RT-1296

RT-1157

Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)

DME-42

DME-442

Tactical Air Communication and Navigation

AN/ARN-136A(V)

AN/ARN-153(V)

VHF Navigation Receiver

VIR-32

VIR-432

Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)

ADF-60A

ADF-462

Automatic Flight Control System

SPZ-800

SPZ-8400

Flight Data Recorder

PV-1584

F1000

Cockpit Voice Recorder

A-100

A-100A

Emergency Locator Beacon

DM-ELT 8.1

DM-ELT 14

Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System

Mark III

Mark V

Wind Shear

Included in EGPWS (Mode 7)

Included in EGPWS (Mode 7)

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System

TCAS-2000

TCAS-2000

Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)

EFIS-10

EDZ-884

Flight Management System

FMZ-2000

FMZ-2000

Transponder, Mode

TDR-90

TDR-90

Weather Color Radar

RDS-86

PRIMUS-870

Computer Flight Director/Guidance

FZ-500

FZ-820

Digital Air Data Computer

AZ-800

AZ-810

Inertial Reference System

YG-1761 (II)

LASEREF II

Radio Altimeter

ALT-55B

AA-300

Radio Receiver-Transmitter

NA

RT-300

Attitude Heading Reference System

VG-311

HG-1076AA01

Control Display Vertical Navigation (VN)

VN-801

NA

Compass System Automatic

C-11B

FXU-803A

2. Physical Description. C-20D and C-20G Aircraft physical description and parameters are depicted below.

PARAMETER

C-20D GIII

C-20G GIV

Maximum Ramp Gross Weight

70,200 pounds

73,600 pounds

Maximum Takeoff Gross Weight

69,700 pounds

73,200 pounds

Maximum Landing Gross Weight

58,500 pounds

58,500 pounds

Maximum Zero Fuel Gross Weight

44,000 pounds

49,000 pounds

Wing Span

77.10 feet

77.83 feet

Length

83.20 feet

88.40 feet

Tail Height

24.37 feet

24.51 feet

Horizontal Stabilizer (Width)

27.00 feet

32.00 feet

Main Landing Gear Span

13.80 feet

13.80 feet

Range in Nautical Miles (nm)

4,100 nm

3,200 nm

Cruise Speed (Maximum)

576 knots

490 knots

3. New Development Introduction

a. C-20D. In 1984, the United States Air Force competed and awarded a contract to GAC for lease with the option to buy C-20 aircraft. In 1986, the Navy was authorized to procure two C-20 Aircraft to replace the aging TA-3B Aircraft. This requirement was to be satisfied through participation in the Air Force C-20 program. Two C-20D Aircraft were purchased and delivered to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR-1) NAF Washington, D.C., in 1987.

b. C-20G. The C-20G Aircraft was a new manufacture, commercial transport type airplane manufactured by GAC. Initiation of the C-20G Aircraft procurement process began with the submission of the initial procurement request in May 1991 followed by a contract being awarded in March 1992. Five C-20G Aircraft were delivered in 1995.

4. Significant Interfaces. The existing Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS) at NAF Washington, D.C., is operated as a joint United States Air-Force-Navy-Army facility. The COMBS facility is augmented as required to include Navy support requirements. The contractor established and maintains a maintenance data collection system. This system, the GAC Computerized Maintenance Program (CMP), includes on-site Electronic Data Transmittal capability. The government has access capability for review and extraction of the CMP data. The COMBS system also ensures the availability of all support equipment required for aircraft maintenance for the C-20D/G. Full-service C-20G COMBS and CMP capabilities are also available at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. The C-20D and C-20G Aircraft have recently incorporated modifications, which include:

a. Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. The TCAS-2000 warns the Pilot of traffic conflicts and gives guidance to avoid collision. It is a requirement for European airspace operations. The system features enhanced sensitivity and detection range, increased processor speed, and lower weight, while enabling future TCAS upgrades. The TCAS is an instrument integrated into other C-20D/G systems in the aircraft cockpit. It consists of hardware and software that together provide a set of electronic eyes so that the Pilot can see the traffic situation in the vicinity of the aircraft. Part of the TCAS capability is a display showing the Pilot the relative positions and velocities of aircraft up to 40 miles away. The instrument sounds an alarm when it determines that another aircraft will pass too closely to the subject aircraft. TCAS provides a backup to the Air Traffic Control system's regular separation processes. The system determines the course of each approaching aircraft, climbing, descending, or flying straight and level. TCAS then issues a resolution advisory advising the Pilot to execute an evasive maneuver necessary to avoid the other aircraft, such as climb or descend. TCAS 2000 was installed in all C-20D/G Aircraft in FY99.

b. Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System. The EGPWS is a terrain awareness and warning system that incorporates terrain alerting and display functions. These functions use aircraft geographic position, aircraft altitude, and the terrain database to predict potential conflicts between the aircraft's flight path and the terrain, and to provide graphic displays of the conflicting terrain. The C-20D utilizes the EGPWS Mark III configuration while the C-20G Aircraft uses the Mark V version. EGPWS was installed in all C-20D/G Aircraft in FY99.

c. Global Positioning System. The GPS modification included the installation of a 12-channel receiver. The Global Navigation Satellite System Unit (GNSSU) offers precise position and guidance information and enhanced approach capability using the GPS. The 12-channel receiver tracks all satellites in view, which could be as many as 12, to provide precise position determination. Advanced multiple positions correlator signal processing gives the GNSSU fast satellite acquisition and enhanced satellite tracking capabilities.

d. Flight Management System. Both the C-20D and C-20G Aircraft incorporate the FMZ-2000 FMS, but utilize different configurations. The FMS provides lateral and vertical navigation guidance for display and coupling to the AFCS. The system provides high accuracy, long-range navigation and the navigation computer connects to the inertial reference system. The C-20D/G FMS was installed in FY99.

(1) C-20D Unique Modifications. The installation of the FMS was interfaced with the existing EFIS. The EFIS-10 is an electronic instrument system that displays digital information from avionics subsystems. It allows the flight crew to easily view navigation, weather radar, landing, and other vital flight information via two display units, one symbol generator, and an EFIS control panel. The display units, like computer monitors, provide visual information to the flight crew from the symbol generator. Crews select the particular subsystem to display using the EFIS control panel.

(2) C-20G Unique Modifications. The installation of the FMS was interfaced with the existing Electronic Display System (EDS). The EDS-884 provides the flight crew with complete flight path, navigation, engine, and systems information. Specifically, the EDS displays heading, course, radio bearing, pitch and roll attitude, barometric altitude, calibrated airspeed, selected alert altitude, vertical speed, angle of attack, radio altitude, lateral and vertical deviation, engine parameters, weather advisories, and caution and advisory indications. EDS consists of the EFIS, Engine Instrument, and Crew Alerting System.

(3) SPZ-8000 Digital Automatic Flight Control System. The C-20G incorporates the SPZ-8000 Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS). The SPZ-8000 provides "fail-operational" execution of flight director guidance, autopilot, yaw damper, and trim functions. "Fail-operational" is defined as a fault or failure of a system component that causes an automatic switch to an identical backup component without any interruption in the system operation. Automatic path mode commands are generated by a flight guidance DAFCS computer which integrates the attitude and heading reference, air data, weather radar, radio altimeter, EDS, and FMS into a complete aircraft control system. The system provides the stabilization and control needed to ensure optimum performance throughout the aircraft flight regime.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept

a. C-20D. The C-20D Aircraft is operated by two Pilots and a Crew Chief. Aircrewman and/or Flight Stewards (special assignment) are added as required.

b. C-20G. The C-20G Aircraft is operated by two Pilots and a Crew Chief. A Flight Attendant and Loadmaster are added as required.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concept for the C-20D/G Aircraft is based on the three levels of maintenance as stated in the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2 (series). For the C-20D/G Aircraft program, OPNAVINST 4790.2 series is utilized for general policies and reporting procedures only. Organizational maintenance is provided by contractor personnel at MASD, NAF Washington, D.C., and at VR-51 located at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Overhaul and repair of contractor furnished equipment is handled via FAA approved sources and meets serviceability, inspection criteria, and functional test requirements of the FAA and component manufacturer. When applicable, repaired items will show evidence of FAA certification. The contractor is required to support the Operational Readiness goals of 85% Full Mission Capable rate, including 75 flight hours per month per aircraft for the C-20D and 125 flight hours per month per aircraft for the C-20G. The C-20D/G Aircraft maintenance concept is performed in accordance with the requirements and procedures prescribed by GAC, utilizing the CMP. The only Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) is the Communication Security Equipment (COMSEC). If GFE COMSEC is removed for repair, the contractor will record removal and installation data, and return unserviceable items to the operating squadron or detachment for repair.

a. Organizational. Navy personnel at VR-1 and VR-48, NAF Washington, D.C., perform C-20D/G organizational level maintenance. Active Duty (ACDU) personnel at VR-1 and Training and Administration of Reserves (TAR) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel at VR-48 perform organizational level maintenance. Organizational level maintenance is performed by Contractor Logistic Support (CLS) contract at MASD, NAF Washington, and VR-51 MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. When the MASD aircraft is transferred to MCAS Kaneohe Bay, organizational level maintenance will continue to be performed by CLS.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. C-20D/G preventative maintenance consists of standard pre-flight and post-flight inspections, and regular calendar and flight hour corrosion and material inspections in accordance with the Maintenance Requirements Cards.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. C-20D/G corrective maintenance consists of fault isolation to a defective Weapon Replaceable Assembly (WRA) or Shop Replaceable Assembly (SRA), removal and replacement of defective WRAs or SRAs, and verification of the repair using built-in test equipment, the appropriate test sets, or common support equipment. WRAs and SRAs requiring repair beyond the capability of the organizational level are forwarded to the appropriate COMBS for replacement and/or repair.

b. Intermediate. The C-20D/G intermediate maintenance is performed in accordance with the requirements and procedures prescribed by GAC utilizing the CMP and as directed by the Navy Program Office (PMA207). Military personnel perform limited intermediate maintenance at VR-1 and VR-48 NAF Washington. Limited intermediate level maintenance is comprised of wheel and tire build-up, battery check and servicing, survival equipment servicing, and oxygen and life raft checks. The contractor provides full C-20D/G intermediate level maintenance for all MCAS Kaneohe Bay aircraft.

c. Depot. The contractor at a FAA licensed facility performs all depot level maintenance. Currently, Midcoast Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sabreliner Corporation, provides depot maintenance, repair, and painting services at St. Louis Downtown Parks Airport, Cahokia, Illinois. All depot level maintenance modifications, inspections, and rework are accomplished at this facility.

d. Interim Maintenance. GAC contractor field service personnel maintaining the C-20G Aircraft at MCAS Kaneohe Bay provide technical support and field team assistance. Field team assistance is defined as those occasions when contractor personnel are dispatched at the government's request to a location other than the contractor's facility for the purpose of accomplishing aircraft maintenance. Until October 2000, VR-1, NAF Washington, had a permanent C-20D GAC technical representative assigned to them, but due to the contract expiring, a C-20D technical representative is no longer readily available. "Drop-in" maintenance is also available for maintenance beyond the capability of the organizational level. "Drop-in" maintenance normally consists of modernization, modification, conversion, in-service repair, or other major maintenance actions that are performed at the contractor's facility.

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. The Standard Depot Level Maintenance based maintenance philosophy was replaced with the Integrated Maintenance Concept in October 2000. GAC performs scheduled depot level maintenance at 72-month intervals and at the completion of 5,000 landings and every 2,000 landings thereafter, in accordance with GAC GIII and GIV maintenance manuals. Heavy engine maintenance is provided by Rolls-Royce of Canada. The C-20D/G engine mid-life inspection is performed at 4000 flight hours, while an engine overhaul is performed at 8000 flight hours. The C-20D/G Aircraft has an expected life of 20,000 flight hours and 20,000 ground-air-ground cycles flown to corporate aircraft usage spectra, except for those life-limited components identified in the C-20D/G maintenance manual that identify FAA approved retirement times.

3. Manning Concept. The C-20D/G Aircraft manpower requirements for Pilots and Aircrew are driven by the Required Operating Capability and Projected Operational Environment. The C-20D/G manpower requirements are as follows:

POSITION

DESIGNATOR/RATING

NEC

 

MOS

CREW RATIO

SEAT

FACTOR

USN

USMC

Pilot - Copilot

1311, 1312

 

7553

6.0

4.0

2

Crew Chief

AD

AE

AME

AM

8245

NA

6.0

4.0

1

Loadmaster

Any Aviation Specialty

8278

NA

6.0

4.0

1

Aircrewman (Special Assignment)

Determined by CHNAVPERS

8202

 

6.0

NA

1

a. Estimated Maintenance Man-Hours per Flight Hour. NA

b. Proposed Utilization

C-20D/G AIRCRAFT PLANNED UTILIZATION

ACTIVITY:

VR-1

VR-48

VR-51

MCAS

Kaneohe Bay

Aircraft per Activity..................

2

2

2

1

Average monthly utilization

rate per aircraft (hours)...............

100

100

100

100

Average sortie length in hours...

4.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

c. Recommended Qualitative and Quantitative Manpower Requirements. Manpower requirements shown in Part II for C-20D/G squadrons were extracted from the Total Force Manpower Management System (TFMMS) and Marine Corps Table of Organization (T/O) dated 22 February 2001. The Marine Corps personnel that will operate the C-20G Aircraft at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, will have various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), but Pilots will require secondary MOS 7553 (C-20 Pilot). Marine Corps Crew Chiefs and Loadmasters do not require a specific MOS to operate the C-20G Aircraft.

ACTIVITY

BILLET TYPES

AIRCREW DESIG/NEC/MOS

MAINTENANCE NEC

MCAS Kaneohe Bay,

T/O 8323

USMC ACDU

9967/9969

NA - CLS

VR-48, UIC 52893

USN TAR and SELRES

1311/8245/8278

8314

VR-51, UIC 39501

USN TAR and SELRES

1311/8245/8278

NA - CLS

VR-1, UIC 42884

Officer - USN TAR Enlisted - USN ACDU

1311/8245/8202

83XX

4. Training Concept. All C-20D/G Aircraft on-going initial and recurrent Pilot, Crew Chief, and maintenance training is provided by a contract with FSI, located in Savannah, Georgia, and Long Beach, California. C-20D/G Aircraft organizational maintenance training is only available through FSI's Savannah training center. COMNAVAIRESFOR is in the process of establishing the following C-20D/G organizational maintenance technician pipelines:

    • R-102-2017, C-20D Avionics/Electrical Initial
    • R-601-2017, C-20D Powerplants/Airframes Initial
    • R-102-2015, C-20G Avionics/Electrical Initial
    • R-601-2015, C-20G Powerplants/Airframes Initial

Additional information on the approved pipelines, CINs, and stand- alone C-20D/G organizational maintenance courses will be included in future updates to this C-20D/G Aircraft NTSP.

The only course not provided by contract is C-20G Loadmaster training. C-20G Loadmasters attend R-553-3000, Fixed Wing Loadmaster Course, at Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth, Texas. Although not a specific requirement, many Loadmasters attend an American Airline Emergency Egress Procedures three-day training course located in Dallas, Texas.

C-20D/G Crew Chiefs do not have their own training pipeline. Both C-20D and C-20G Crew Chiefs attend separate GIII and GIV Maintenance initial training. After 12 to 18 months in their respective commands, Crew Chiefs then attend Pilot Refresher Training conducted by FSI.

Pending final approval, maintenance personnel in the C-20G community receive NEC 8314 (formerly utilized by the C-20A Aircraft) after successfully completing required FSI courses. The C-20D community is also being reviewed for an aircraft specific NEC. COMNAVAIRESFOR student quota control numbers for the past two fiscal years indicate the only course (excluding Pilot and Aircrewmen) VR-1 personnel have attended is the C-20D Maintenance Initial course. Due in part to C-20D Aircraft maintenance personnel requiring no NEC, combined with a VR-1 squadron tour of 24 months for enlisted E-4 and below (36 months for E-5 and above), VR-1 organizational level maintenance training depends primarily on On-the-Job Training.

a. Initial Training. Due to the damaged C-20G Aircraft assigned to MASD NAF Washington, D.C., being in a non-flying status for the last three years and the aircraft's scheduled transfer to MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, in June 2001, C-20G Marine Corps Pilots require training. A total of five Marine Corps Pilots will attend C-20G GIV Initial Pilot Training at FSI, Long Beach. Three Pilots completed training in November 2000, one is scheduled to begin in May 2001, and the last will attend in December 2001. These Marine Corps Pilots will come from different aircraft platforms, but will hold secondary MOS 7553 (C-20 Aircraft).

A total of four Marine Corps Crew Chiefs will attend maintenance initial training at FSI, Savannah, while four Marine Corps Loadmasters will attend initial Fixed Wing Loadmaster Training in Fort Worth, Texas. Two C-20G Crew Chiefs will attend maintenance initial training in March 2001, one in July 2001, and the final Crew Chief will attend training in January 2002. Two C-20G Loadmasters will attend training in February 2001, one in August 2001, and the final Loadmaster will attend training in January 2002.

Title

Gulfstream III Pilot Initial Training

Description

This course provides training to the first tour C-20D Pilot, including:

  • Flight Training Systems
  • Avionics and Electrical Systems