Pratt And Whitney Deploys Logistics Upgrade for F-35 Fleet

“All of the operational bases where the JSF aircraft are deployed are updated to the latest version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS version, which integrates the Pratt & Whitney’s F135 propulsion system for the first time.”
The F135 is an afterburning turbofan engine developed for the F-35 Lightning II, a single-engine Joint Strike Fighter. The F135 family are available in different variants according to the F-35 model —a conventional, forward-thrust variant (for the F-35A and F-35C) and a multi-cycle, short take-off vertical landing variant that includes a forward lift fan for the F-35B.

An article published on March 19, 2018 by the American Machinist highlights the evolution of the F-35 global sustainment system.

The update to the ALIS began in March 2017, with cross-functional teams of SMEs from Pratt & Whitney and other F-35 program suppliers working to migrate the propulsion systems to the ALIS, at every operational base worldwide.
The jets now in service are assigned to five U.S. Air Force bases, four U.S. Marine Corps air stations, a U.S. Navy naval air station, and air bases for two of the F-35 program partners…..
“Integrating propulsion into ALIS at every F-35 operational base represents a significant milestone for the F-35 program,” stated Pratt & Whitney’s Larry Breen, associate director for the F135 ALIS Program Manager. “As a result of this upgrade, the men and women that support the F-35 can now manage a wide spectrum of logistics for the aircraft – including propulsion – from a single logistics system, eliminating much of the manual planning that was previously required with multiple maintenance systems.”