Aviation Logistics Center (ALC), located in Elizabeth City, NC, is the hub of Coast Guard aviation logistical support and exists to support USCG aviation mission execution. ALC provides Depot Level Maintenance, Engineering, Supply, Procurement, Information Services, and Acquisition Project management while adhering to the pillars of aeronautical engineering of Assuring Airworthiness and Reliability, Optimizing Logistics, and Ensuring Stewardship Excellence.

Depot level maintenance involves a complete teardown, inspection, and repair of all 204 USCG aircraft on a four year recurring schedule. ALC completes programmed depot maintenance on approximately 42 aircraft every year. Additionally, modifications and upgrades are completed during this process to contribute to the lifecycle extension for all of the platforms in our fleet.

Engineering services provided by ALC for the entire aviation fleet include: technical procedures, drawings and publications, ground support equipment, and aviation life support equipment. ALC continues to focus on the modernization of all technical manuals, intelligent wiring, interactive maintenance data, and additive manufacturing.

As the Inventory Control Point of Coast Guard aviation logistics, ALC manages an aviation parts inventory valued at over $1.5B. In 2019 ALC successfully filled over 157,000 orders for aircraft parts to all 25 air stations and 4 product lines. In FY 2019, the procurement staff of ALC issued 5,691 procurement actions and obligated $361M. ALC also oversees internal control of the aviation enterprise parts inventory through regular unit level Logistics Compliance Inspections.

The Asset Logistics Management Information System (ALMIS) was developed by and is sustained by ALC. This web-based program provides over 26,800 users the ability to record and manage usage data, maintenance actions, and operational status for every major asset in the Coast Guard including Cutters, Small Boats, Aircraft, and Communication Towers.

Annually, ALC supports Coast Guard Aviation’s execution of over 100,000 flight hours in support of missions around the globe.