Original Date: 01/26/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2003
Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) is the Army's only organic facility for the repair and overhaul of rotary wing aircraft. The Depot is a major contributor of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force readiness through repair, overhaul, and maintenance of a wide variety of helicopters as well as related engines and components. The Depot seeks and meets the challenges of global military demands through three major areas:
Overhaul, repair, modification, retrofit, and modernization: CCAD performs overhaul, repair, modification, retrofit, and modernization for Army and numerous Department of Defense rotary wing aircraft. Training: CCAD provides hands-on training for Reserve, National Guard, active duty, and friendly foreign military personnel.
Additional depot maintenance support: CCAD provides additional depot maintenance support including on-site maintenance teams; crash damage analysis; and chemical, metallurgical, and technical support.
CCAD overhauls Army and other services' helicopters. The Depot provides for receipt, storage, overhaul, repair, modification, retrofit, maintenance, and other functions to aircraft and related aeronautical items. In support of these programs, the Depot purchases commercial supplies, repair parts, materiel, and equipment. In 1997, the Depot locally procured supplies and services totaling $23.9 million.
CCAD possesses extensive manufacturing capabilities that utilize conventional and advanced technology processes including Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing. This provides rapid, economical machining of a wide variety of ferrous and nonferrous materials. The Depot uses computer-aided manufacturing systems to create Computer Numerically Controlled programs in both conventional and Binary Cutter Location formats. The Depot fabricates aircraft parts that are not currently available from standard sources, enabling the Depot to provide timely aviation maintenance service to customers.
Established in 1961 as the United States Army Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center, CCAD began as a depot-level maintenance facility for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The Depot was tasked with repair and maintenance of three engines and four airframes. The first Bell Helicopter UH-1 (Huey) was overhauled in 1962. In 1967, CCAD's mission to overhaul and repair fixed wing aircraft was phased out due to increased demand for helicopter airframes, engines, and components. By 1968, the Facility was in full operation providing repair and overhaul services to approximately 400 helicopters annually. The name was changed to CCAD in 1974.
Today, CCAD provides helicopter repair and overhaul capability to all the U.S. military services, as well as numerous foreign military organizations. Thirty percent of the Depot’s workload is obtained from other services and includes the SH-60 Seahawk, AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter, MH-60 Pavehawk, and UH-1N Huey Helicopter.
CCAD is a full-service facility with the ability to restore airframes, engines, and components to like-new condition including crash-damaged aircraft. Since it began, the Depot has overhauled or repaired more than 12,922 aircraft. The average total funded workload, based on 1997 history, is $307 million.
CCAD employs over 2,700 civilians, seven military personnel, and 175 contractor personnel. The Depot’s current annual payroll is $162.6 million, and utilizes 140 acres, controls 1.9 million square feet of floor space, and is a major tenant on the Naval Air Station. Other tenants include Chief of Naval Air Training; U.S. Coast Guard/Air Station; Drug Enforcement Agency; Medical Naval Hospital; Mine Warfare Command; and Defense Distribution Depot (sub-organization to Defense Logistics Agency). The BMP survey team considers the following practices to be among the best in industry and government.
TABLE OF ACRONYMS:
The following acronyms were used in this report:
|ABC|| ||Activity Based Costing|
|ABM|| ||Activity Based Management|
|AIB|| ||Analytical Investigation Branch|
|CCAD || ||Corpus Christi Army Depot|
|CIP|| ||Continuous Improvement Process|
|CPAC || ||Civilian Personnel Advisory Center|
|CPO|| ||Corporate Performance Office|
|CPOC || ||Civilian Personnel Operations Center|
|CP2|| ||Contractor Performance Certification Program|
|CTX|| ||Centers of Technical Exchange|
|DCS|| ||Data Collection System|
|DM-HMMS|| ||Depot Maintenance Hazardous Materials Management System|
|DoD|| ||Department of Defense|
|EI|| ||Engineering Investigation|
|EIR|| ||Equipment Inspection Report|
|ELT|| ||Executive Leadership Team|
|GAP|| ||Group Award Plan|
|HEARTS|| ||Honesty, Ethics, Accountability, Respect, Trust, and Support|
|HPO|| ||High Performing Organization|
|HTML || ||Hyper Text Markup Language|
|IOC|| ||Industrial Operations Command|
|MBTI|| ||Myers-Briggs Type Indicator|
|MIS|| ||Management Information System|
|NAS|| ||Naval Air Station|
|NOR|| ||Net Operating Results|
|OSHA || ||Occupational Safety and Health Administration|
|PDMSS|| ||Programmed Depot Maintenance Scheduling System|
|PMB|| ||Plastic Media Blasting|
|PP|| ||Pollution Prevention|
|RBWA|| ||Route By Walking About|
|SWOT || ||Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats|
|TSD|| ||Treatment, Storage, and Disposal|
|VOC|| ||Volatile Organic Compound|
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