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Visibility Service

Our Visibility Service exposes both Major (Class I) and Minor (Class II) Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) that are applied to the product by Curtiss-Wright during the active service period. Included in Visibility Service is a quarterly bill of materials (BOM) health check that highlights current component obsolescence at the integrated circuit (IC) level, and identifies risk mitigation strategies.

 

Control Service

The Control Service provides customers with control over a product's configuration, including the authority to approve or reject all Major (Class I) and Minor (Class II) ECOs that are proposed by Curtiss-Wright during the contracted service period. Included in Control Service is a quarterly BOM health analysis report that details current and predicted component obsolescence at the IC level, provides component last-time buy (LTB) information, and identifies risk mitigation strategies.

Control Service also provides a product baseline configuration data package and a complete revision and ECO history.

 

Longevity of Supply and Repair

The Volume Production Phase of a product will eventually end due to a high level of component obsolescence or diminishing customer demand. Before this happens, Curtiss-Wright will announce an LTB opportunity for a product. As part of Curtiss-Wright's commitment to support the lifecycle management needs of our customers, we offer two Lifecycle Services - Longevity of Supply and Longevity of Repair - to extend the life of products after their last order date:

Longevity of Supply Service

The Longevity of Supply (LOS) Service is for customers who have a long production run and who are not in a position to re-qualify a new configuration or take immediate advantage of newer products via technology insertion.

LOS service secures the continued manufacturing capability for a given product. It ensures that the tools, test equipment, and expertise will be in place for continued builds and repairs after the last order date has expired.

LOS provides customers with continued control over a product's configuration, including the authority to approve or reject all Major (Class I) and Minor (Class II) ECOs that are proposed by Curtiss-Wright during the contracted service period.

Also included is a quarterly BOM health analysis report that details current and predicted component obsolescence at the IC level, provides component LTB information, and identifies risk mitigation strategies. This service also provides a product baseline configuration data package and complete revision and ECO history.

Customers using the LOS service are required to purchase obsolete components to meet build requirements, as detailed in the quarterly BOM health analysis reports. Curtiss-Wright will assign new part numbers to identify customer-owned inventory and will update the manufacturing BOM via an engineering change order.

Longevity of Repair Service

The Longevity of Repair (LOR) Service is for customers who have a long in-service horizon and want to repair fielded circuit card assemblies past Curtiss-Wright's standard repair horizon.

This service secures the continued repair capability for a given product and ensures the tools, test equipment, and expertise will be in place for continued repairs after the established last repair date.

LOR provides customers with continued control over a product's configuration, including the authority to approve or reject all Major (Class I) and Minor (Class II) ECOs that are proposed by Curtiss-Wright during the contracted service period.

The service also includes a quarterly BOM health analysis report that details current and predicted component obsolescence at the IC level, provides component LTB information, and identifies risk mitigation strategies. This service also provides a product baseline configuration data package and complete revision and ECO history.

Customers using the LOR service are required to purchase obsolete components to meet repair requirements under the LOR service, as detailed in the quarterly BOM health analysis reports. Curtiss-Wright will assign new part numbers to identify customer-owned inventory and will update the manufacturing BOM via an engineering change order.

 

Variant Creation Services

The Variant Creation Service is a pre-requisite to the delivery of lifecycle services such as Control, LOS, and LOR. This involves a onetime set-up activity during which Curtiss-Wright assembles and releases a unique production build package based upon a standard product variant.

By creating a customer-specific variant early in the program, customers who want to lock their card configuration or secure end of life parts to support future builds and/or repairs are able to maintain a single part number throughout the life of the program.

 

Component Storage and Handling Services

The Component Storage and Handling Service is available to customers who wish to store their inventory of components at Curtiss-Wright in order to facilitate timely card builds or repairs. As part of the service, Curtiss-Wright will:

  • Segregate customer inventory in a secure area of the warehouse
  • Store parts in nitrogen-purged, evacuated bags to protect components from moisture, oxidation and electrostatic discharge
  • Periodically inspect the bags to ensure they remain intact, and, at least once a year, open the bags and perform a physical count of the material

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