Sea King NVIS Modification

Sea King NVIS Modification

This program involved the NVIS modification of 130 kits for Sea King MK3, MK3A, and MK4 helicopters.  Each of the 312 parts in the kits was proprietary to Apache.

Apache successfully completed the Sea King program under extremely difficult circumstances.  Apache originally quoted a lead-time of 30 weeks for the completion of the project.  Under United Kingdom budgeting procedures, budgeted purchases must be received and paid for before the end of the budget year.  As a result of contracting delays, Apache was not turned-on until approximately 20 weeks prior to the end of the U.K. budget year.  Apache was required to develop an aggressive program plan designed to achieve an unprecedented delivery for the kits.  For several weeks, Apache’s program management organization was simultaneously monitoring over 10,000 individual program tasks.

At the conclusion of the program, Apache received a formal visit and commendation from both Augusta Westland and the U.K. Ministry of Defense for a job well done.

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