Aviation Programs

We support the soldier the mission success

The 4M Aviation Programs Division strives to provide Army aviation with independent testing, training, and solution prototyping using industry best practices. Our unique blend of Aviation Subject Matter Experts and Aviation focused Information Technology experts provides 4M the ability to Identify user issues, ensure requirements are being met, and provide industry leading solutions and testing.

Team Description and Performance

Aviation Programs is dedicated to providing complete solutions for the United States Army digital environment. Through more than 100 years of combined ULLS-A institutional knowledge and 150+ years in combined Special Operations Aviation Maintenance we have firmly established ourselves as leaders in the industry.

Supported Customers:

AMCOM Logistics Center (ALC)
4M Research currently provides subject matter expertise and technology support to ALC and the Maintenance Consolidated Database System (MCDS) teams at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. MCDS provides historical tracking for all aviation serial tracked components and is considered to be at the forefront of Item Unique Identification techniques. MCDS provides data updates to the DoD IUID registry and provides the field with up to date marking information.

4M Research is currently supporting ALC and Corpus Christi Army Depots (CCAD) with the fielding of the MCDS Web Extension into their processes of tracking and recording life cycle events for DA Form 2410 items. CCAD’s mission is to return serviceable rotary wing aircraft and components back to the Department of Defense and other government agencies with uncompromised quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible. It is estimated the CCAD Aircraft Production Directorate would save over 16,000 man-hours annually with the use of the MCDS Web Extension and dramatically improve data integrity.

Fielding / Training
Configuration Management
Data Consulting
Application Development

Division Capabilities

Hardware Specification Requirements

-The ability to provide the customer with the most economical hardware solutions tailored to the different modules of ULLS-A(E)

Infrastructure Evaluation

-Analysis of resources to ensure the maximum amount of utility is realized while leveraging existing infrastructure to enable tactical to national level data transfers

Special Operations Hybrid Capabilities

-The ability to recognize and quantify unique maintenance automation requirements into customized packages to meet specialized capability gaps

End to End Fielding of Hardware and Software Applications

-Cradle to grave management of hardware as well as the integration and management of 3rd party software applications

ULLS-A(E) Initial Training and continued FSR support

-Resident Subject Matter Experts (SME) able train all aspects of ULLS-A(E) on or off site, as well as FSRs at the system level

Field Service Rep Capability

-SME follow-on operational support at the unit level to assist with day-to-day operation as well as training.

Life Cycle Inventory Management

-Unit level visibility of hardware/software obsolescence combined with a commonsense approach to the acquisition cycle

ULLS-A(E) System Admin Expertise

-Provide over-the-shoulder resident SME admin expertise available on-site or by electronic means

Enterprise Solutions

-A holistic approach to solving enterprise-wide problems in order to improve productivity and efficiency

Interoperability Testing

-Ensure that software that resides within the same environment as ULLS-A(E) does not comprise the functionality of ULLS-A(E)

Logbook/Workstation Image CM

-Standardize and centralize the configuration of a tailored image of the different modules within ULLS-A(E) for download

3rd Party Application Integration

-Ensure that 3rd party applications are configured to work in conjunction with ULLS-A(E) and do not compromise data integrity or functionality

Optimized ULLS-A(E) Loads by Maintenance Section

-Stream-line only the required applications that are associated with individual modules of ULLS-A(E) to improve system performance

Warehousing & Redundant Backup

-Maintain a copy of the ULLS-A(E) database in case of catastrophic system failure

Data Exploitation Capabilities (CBM+)

-We have the ability to combine ULLS-A(E) data with sensor data to provide a holistic view of unscheduled maintenance events

MCDS Web Extension

The MCDS Web Extension Application automates the DA Form 2408-16 historical record keeping and 2410 tracking processes for aviation components in accordance with DA PAM 738-751. The process has been made simple by use of IUDI scanning technology. There is little user input, the application populates all the 2410 and 2408-16 information for the user and utilizes the existing process for the transmission of 2410’s from ULLS-A(E) to complete the reporting requirements for 2410 data. The web extension will save over 900,000 man hours annually across Army Aviation and eliminate 68% of data entry errors associated with today’s manual process.

TAMMS A forms

There currently is no way for Army Aviation Program Managers (PM) and other stakeholders to view aircraft maintenance forms and records at the individual aircraft (ACFT) level without having access to individual unit databases. The MCDS ACFT consolidated logbook view will give users the ability view near real-time maintenance functions without having ULLS-A (E) installed on their system. This drill down functionality will assist with configuration management, asset management, trend analysis, and maintenance forecasting.

Legitimate Code File (LCF) Comparison Tool

The objective LCF Comparison Tool is to provide MCDS users with the capability to compare all MCDS validated LCFs to individual Unit ULLS-A(E) LCFs and alert the users of discrepancies.