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Northrop upgrades Air Force management system

A U.S. Air Force system for management of Air Mobility Command operations, maintenance and training has received a major upgrade from Northrop Grumman, which allows its expanded use.
By Richard Tomkins   |   May 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM   |   Comments

HERNDON, Va., May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force's Graduate Training Integration Management System has been updated by Northrop Grumman and the Air Education and Training Command.

The GTIMS upgraded for the service's Air Mobility Command will enable command personnel to expand use of the management system from four locations to more than 70 worldwide in the future, helping to reduce AMC operation and maintenance costs, Northrop said.

"GTIMS offers a centralized approach that reduces the U.S. government's overall operation and maintenance costs," said Greg Schmidt, vice president and general manager, Mission Solutions and Readiness division, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "The delivery of this system is a great example of what can be achieved when industry partners with our customers to create innovative and affordable solutions."

GTIMS is for optimal management of aviation operations and training, including: personnel, resources, planning, schedules, standards and evaluation, flight records and reporting. It reduces expenditures through a standardized system that generates savings in personnel and travel costs for inspections and audits.

The system is from the U.S. Department of Defense and managed by the Air Education and Training Command. Northrop Grumman provides maintenance and modernization services for it.

"GTIMS is rapidly evolving to meet current needs and future customer requirements," said Masoud Rasti, AETC's GTIMS program manager. "This system will enhance the Air Mobility Command's mission by allowing a more focused use of their time and resources."

Details of what the major update involved were not provided.

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