JACOBS TECHNOLOGY INC.
Operational Reliability Assessment for the National Transonic Facility (NTF). The objective of this task order is to improve the operational reliability of the NTF. To achieve this objective the Government is seeking a detailed operational reliability assessment that provides detailed recommendations for implementation to improve the operational reliability. The objective is to identify areas to improve the operational reliability of the NTF and to optimize facility investments over the long-term. A facility's reliability is an indicator of operational readiness and is typically measured in terms of the facility's percentage of on-time availability for testing. Facility reliability is sustained through reliability based maintenance strategies including a cost effective blend of preventive (time-based), predictive (condition-based), reactive (breakdown based) and programmed (budget based) maintenance investments. There is a need to update the capability of this facility to perform at or above the reliability needs of the Agency. The scope of the task includes a detailed review, analysis, and assessment of the condition of the NTF's systems and subsystems that will result in a listing of facility improvements. The task will include a review of the NTF's reliability history based on operational lost time and associated costs and an assessment of the current condition of major facility systems and subsystems. The combination of these two activities and the use of industry reliability maintenance approaches will result in a final assessment report that provides recommendations that if implemented will improve the NTF's operating reliability and additionally provide a future stategy for investments to improve and maintain the facility as a top aerodynamic research testing facility.