552nd MXS Fabrication Flight finds new home

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  • By 2nd Lt Patrick Britton
  • 552nd Maintenance Squadron
Members of the 552nd Maintenance Squadron's Fabrication Flight are striving to maximize efficiency amidst the fiscally constrained environment of today.

When challenged by floor space in inadequate facilities, the men and women of Fabrication Flight sought to improve their situation. With the assistance of the 76th Equipment Support Section, the two sections of Fabrication Flight were able to recapitalize space within Bldg. 230 after the recent vacancy by the Cable Shop.

The additional square footage gain brings with it a number of opportunities for increased efficiency. Both shops have been able to add much needed equipment to increase shop capabilities, and the additional space has increased workload capacity by 30 percent.

For example, the previous Aircraft Structural Maintenance Section Shop could only accommodate two of the eight total engine cowlings at a time during the annual E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System isochronal inspections.

Now the shop can inspect and repair all eight engine cowlings simultaneously.

This "Team Tinker" effort was accomplished within a week and is expected to pay dividends for the foreseeable future, according to Fabrication Flight officials.