The mission of the Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA) Det. New Orleans is to produce relevant quality airframes, engines, components and services to meet the Navy's aircraft-ready-for-training entitlements at improved efficiency and reduced costs. Fix it once! Fix it right! Fix it on time!
Formerly known as Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), the Navy transformed Naval aviation maintenance in February 2006 by the formation of Fleet Readiness Centers, which integrated Naval Air Depots (NADEPs) and the Continental United States (CONUS) AIMDs into a consolidated organization for shore-based, off-flight-line maintenance.
On Aug. 1, 2006, the Office of the Secretary of Defense approved the FRC business plan, and AIMD New Orleans became Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic Site New Orleans. The implementation of FRCs is one of the Navy’s strategies to support the Warfighter and achieve cost-wise readiness in the 21st century.
Navy aircraft are designed to fly hard, fast, and in the worst conditions. Squadron technicians work hard to ensure that they perform at 100 percent. When the components of those aircraft need repair or maintenance, FRC brings "intermediate" level maintenance expertise to the flight line and directly supports one F/A-18 Hornet squadron, one C-130T Hercules squadron, and two Marine Corps squadrons composed of UH-1Y Hueys and AH-1W Cobras. The now called FRCMA Det. New Orleans is a large maintenance operation with more than 160 Sailors, Marines and civil service employees working to keep the aircraft it supports up and flying.
FRCMA Det. New Orleans has 58 work centers, organized into eight divisions: personnel, supply, avionics, power plants, airframes, life support equipment, armament, and support equipment. On average, more than 876 aircraft parts per month run through FRCMA Det. New Orleans.
Responding to the unique challenges of supporting four different type/model aircraft that routinely operate in support of the Global War on Terrorism, no other ashore FRC Det. this size has responded as effectively to meet or exceed all Navy and Marine Corps mission and fleet support expectations. FRCMA Det. New Orleans met 100 percent of its commitments with unmatched success, leading other FRCs in key metrics of maintenance and logistics support, planeside performance, production, and production resources.
The unit processed 34,779 maintenance actions in fiscal year 2015, maintaining an average ready-for-issue rate of 98.3 percent, an impressive metric for any intermediate repair facility. Whether it is through outstanding maintenance support, stellar customer service, emergency response or Lean Six Sigma initiatives, FRCMA Det New Orleans sets the standard for others to follow.
|Department||Phone Number (All area codes 504)|
|Aviation Life Support||678-3043/9611|
|Maint. Sr Chief||678-5708|
|SE Division Officer||678-3669|