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