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    Nordic Dyno/Wilder Systems demonstrates the aircraft exterior cleaning robot

    Nordic Dyno/Wilder Systems demonstrates the aircraft exterior cleaning robot

    Photo By Tech. Sgt. Tia Hambrick | The Nordic Dino aircraft exterior cleaning robot washes a C-130J aircraft during a...... read more read more

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES

    11.29.2023

    Story by Tech. Sgt. Tia Hambrick 

    136th Airlift Wing (Texas Air National Guard)

    NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas – The 136th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron invited the Nordic Dyno/Wilders Systems teams to demonstrate the capability of their aircraft exterior cleaning robot here Nov. 29, 2023.

    Lt. Col. Daniel Reed, 136th AMXS commander, oversaw the aircraft wash demonstration as the robot cleaned the body of the C-130J aircraft.

    “The two main benefits of an automated aircraft wash are increased aircraft availability and added manpower,” Reed said.

    Reed highlighted the fact that the speed with which the robot can wash the aircraft is a major advantage.

    “The wash is done faster,” he said. “We increase our aircraft availability by only having a plane down one day versus four days. Availability is the number one priority.”

    Reed explained the concept of additional manpower.

    “If I can take the seven people off of an aircraft wash that it would normally take to complete it and put those toolboxes back on the flight line, I’ve increased my manpower,” he said. “We’re not gaining more people, but we’re reducing their workload so they can accomplish more maintenance tasks.”

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    Date Taken: 11.29.2023
    Date Posted: 12.06.2023 20:36
    Story ID: 459320
    Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS, US

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