Engineering & Logistic Wing

Engineering and Logistics Wing

RAF Brize Norton’s mission is to:

'To Deliver Excellence in Rapid, Global, Air Mobility in Support of Deployed Operations and Exercises'

The role of Engineering & Logistics Wing (ELW) in meeting that mission is to:

Support and Assure the delivery of aircraft and equipment for the Air Mobility Force and Lodger Units

Engineering & Logistics Wing comprises three Squadrons, four Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations and the Station’s Environmental Protection and Health & Safety office.

Officer Commanding Engineering & Logistics Wing

Officer Commanding (OC) Engineering & Logistics Wing (ELW) is the Station’s Principle Engineer, Chief Air Engineer, MAP-01 Authority Level K for all RAF Brize Norton aircraft and equipment and Quality System Manager. He is also the Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM) for the C-130J Hercules, C-17a Globemaster III, A330 Voyager and A400M Atlas aircraft.

Executive Officer, ELW

In addition to deputising for OC ELW, the Executive Officer (XO) ELW has responsibility for overseeing the day to day engineering support provided in support of the operational output of the Station. This support is managed through Engineering Operations Flight (EOF) who, through the Duty Engineering Operations Controller, (DEOC), ensure that the appropriate engineering resources are available when and where required and the available space in Base Hangar is used effectively.

SUPPORT

Engineering Support Squadron

Aircraft escape slide in Survival Equipment

Engineering Support Squadron (ESS) consists of 3 Flights:

Aircraft Support Flight (ASF), General Engineering Flight (GEF) and Armament Engineering Flight (AEF). The Squadron is responsible for the maintenance of ground support equipment, for armament engineering and for the provision of support engineering services.

Aircraft Support Flight

Aircraft Support Flight is made up of a number of sections, which provide aircraft support activities.

Structures Bay

The Structures Bay carries out structural and composite material repairs.

Oxygen Support Section (OSS)

The OSS manages the Station’s LOx storage facility. It also supports Airborne Forces, Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) and the Parachute Training School with high altitude oxygen systems.

Early Failure Detection Centre (EFDC)

The EFDC analyses, records and monitors evidence sampled from aircraft components to determine the condition or ‘health’ of aircraft propulsion and hydraulic systems.

Survival Equipment Section (SES)

The SES carries out scheduled maintenance, repair and fitting of Aircrew Equipment Assemblies (AEAs) and Survival Equipment (SE).

General Engineering Flight

General Engineering Flight (GEF) is responsible for the maintenance of the Ground Support Equipment and Mechanical Transport used in support of operations at RAF Brize Norton, Lodger and supported Units. In addition, GEF provides maintenance and charging facilities for aircraft and ground use batteries. It also provides specialist technical training on Atlas Aircraft Loaders and familiarisation training on the Specialist Fleet to personnel deploying abroad.

Armament Engineering Flight (AEF)

ExplosiveStorage Area (ESA)

The ESA is responsible for the safe management and maintenance of the Station's explosives. It provides explosive storage for both Station stocks and for explosive freight.

Station Armoury

The Station Armoury is responsible for the storage, servicing, issue, receipt and accounting of all Small Arms Weapons and ancillaries allocated to RAF Brize Norton.

Logistics Squadron

Forklift in Supply hangar Logistics Squadron comprises 7 Flights, with a Management Cell focused on Squadron administration, Quality Assurance and Training Standards.

The Squadron provides logistics supply support to RAF Brize Norton’s aircraft, personnel and engineering requirements and to Lodger and supported Units.


Base Supply Flight (BSF)

Base Supply Flight is responsible for the receipt, storage, issue and security of all technical ranges of equipment excluding turn-round spares. It comprises Technical Supply Section, Receipt & Despatch Section and Forward Delivery Section.

Forward Stores Flight (FSF)

Forward Stores Flight provides logistics supply support for aircraft based at RAF Brize Norton.

Mobility Supply Flight (MSF)

Mobility Supply Flight comprises Movements and Supply personnel that provide support to Exercises and Operations worldwide, including provision of Primary Equipment Pack-Ups and freight planning and preparation.

Supply Control & Accounts Flight (SCAF)

Supply Control & Accounts Flight consists of Supply Control, Secondary Accounts Cell, Low Value Purchase Cell, including Station Government Procurement Card Management and Station Publication Forms Store.

Supply Chain Management Cell (SCMF)

Supply Control & Accounts Flight provides logistic support to all of RAF Brize Norton and a myriad of permanently deployed personnel. SCMF comprises of the Supply Chain Management Cell, Logistics Operations and the Ground Logistics Focal Point incorporating Mechanical Transport, Ground Support Equipment and Support Equipment Flight Stores.

Barrack Stores

Provides domestic supply support for all barrack stores items in support of RAF Brize Norton personnel and parented units.

Clothing Stores

Provides Military and Civil servant clothing and personal protective equipment to RAFBrize Norton personnel and parented units.

ASSURANCE

Engineering Standards & Assurance Squadron

Engineering Standards and Assurance Squadron’s remit is to ensure all engineering and logistics activities are carried out to sufficiently high standards, in accordance with documented procedures and processes and mandated policy. The Squadron comprises a number of sections:

Military Airworthiness Review (MAR) Team

The MAR Team is responsible for undertaking Airworthiness Reviews (ARs) on C-130J Hercules, C-17a Globemaster III and A400M Atlas aircraft. The team also oversees the equivalent process on the Voyager aircraft. Airworthiness Reviews aremandated by the Military Aviation Authority and assure the CAM and Delivery Duty Holder (DDH - the Station Commander) that each aircraft is airworthy. Each annual review includes a detailed physical inspection of every aircraft and a document review of associated engineering documentation.

QualityAssurance (QA)

The QA team is responsible for ensuring that standards are maintained across the Military Air Environment. This is achieved through a program of continuous audit against policy and procedures, supported by qualified auditors from around the Station.

Engineering StanEVAL

The Engineering StanEVALSection provides an objective and open view on the end-product of engineering activity being delivered by the flying Squadrons. It makes qualitative assessments on functional areas such as shift changes, management routine and communication and on the overall quality of on-aircraft maintenance activities.

EngineeringRecords

Engineering Records are responsible for the control and storage of all aircraft maintenance documentation, technical instructions and provision of LITS support to the Station.

Continuing Air Worthiness Management Organisation (CAMO)

Each of the four RAF Brize Nortonaircraft fleets has a CAMO, which is responsible to the DDH for managing the continuing airworthiness of each and every aircraft. The CAMO’s have 9 specific responsibilities, detailed in Military Aviation Authority regulations, plus a requirement to oversee the ARs carried out by the MAR Team. These require liaison with Project Teams, front line Squadrons and Design and maintenance organisations.

Station Health & Safety Advisor (SHSA) & Station Environmental Protection Officer (SEPO)

The SHSA and SEPO are responsible for providing Health and Safety and Environmental Protection advice to the Station Commander, his executives, line managers and OCs of Parented Units, in their duties to ensure compliance with legislation and MoD and RAF Brize Norton policy. The SHSA is also the Station Deputy Major Accident Control Regulation (MACR) Coordinator with specific responsibility to maintain the Station’s MACR Safety Report.

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