MOD, Air Commodities Team, Technical Publications Recovery Programme Phase 2


The project was Phase 2 of the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Air Commodities Team (ACT) Technical Publications Recovery Programme. The programme intended to restore configuration control of ACT’s Technical Publications (TPs) to a compliant standard. The requirement was to update or amend 3666 Technical Publications as an outsourced project managed by AACE Ltd including technical delivery. The project commenced in July 2013 and concluded successfully in August 2016.


The customer required activity in 13 individual deliverable which through AACE Ltd assessment and risk-based analysis were grouped into 3 main outputs:

The management work-stream of the project included technical process development, planning and scheduling, workflow management, risk management, reporting, reviews, customer advice/assistance, quality assurance and resource management.

The final amendment work-stream involved the identification of publications which related to obsolete equipment and processing closure action on MOD’s TDOL and MILLIE2 systems.

The review work-stream was the bulk of project involving the reformatting and some technical updating of almost 1000 publications for a wide range of aviation related equipment.


The project completed the task required within performance, cost and time, examining every TP required and taking appropriate action. Project management was a particular challenge with an approximate contracted requirement and a failed sub-contractor. AACE’s skilful project management and agile response to issues ensure success and a very satisfied customer.

AACE is suitably qualified and experienced in air safety, airworthiness and integrity management, assuring the safe certification, operational readiness and continued airworthiness of a range of air platforms and sub-systems, reducing associated risk to life and air safety to as low as reasonably practicable.


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