DoD Maintenance Symposium

December 4-7, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center

Technical Tours

Boeing Salt Lake Composite Assembly Facility
The Boeing Salt Lake City Airport facility has deep roots in commercial aviation. It opened in 1987 as part of McDonnell Douglas supporting MD-80 production. From its beginning to now, the plant has transitioned through many different workloads (MD-80 Clamshells, Floors, Fuselages for MD-80/90, MD-80 Empennage, out of production spares, MD-10 Door overhaul, Consoles) and, because of its flexibility, is known as the ‘Can Do Crew.’ Presently, the plant manufactures the 787 Dreamliner vertical fin and horizontal stabilizer assemblies. After completion, the fins and stabilizers are trucked individually to either the Charleston, SC, or Everett, WA, Dreamliner final assembly plants. Tour participants will see the plant’s process flow, utilization of ergonomic devices, additive manufacturing capability, kitting for efficient production, robotics, positive tool control, and material retrieval systems. Additionally, "Boeing on the Move," an employee wellness initiative, will be discussed.

Hill Air Force Base and Ogden Air Logistics Complex
This is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at Hill Air Force Base and Ogden Air Logistics Complex. This tour is not typically offered to the public, so if you are interested in how the Department does operational and heavy aircraft maintenance, then do not miss your chance to take this tour. Hill Air Force Base is home to the 388th Maintenance Group consisting of the 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 388th Component Maintenance Squadron, and the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s major workload includes heavy maintenance for F-35, F-22, F-16, A-10, and Inter-service C-130s. Team Hill will provide an up-close view of its operational and depot-level maintenance performed at Hill Air Force Base. Participation is limited to approximately 50 attendees and limited to U.S. citizens only.

Tours are $50 each and take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Both tours depart at 8:30 am and are limited to U.S. citizens only.

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