Energy Action Month
Principal Director of Operational Energy Policy and Chief of Staff, Mr. Michael Penland, delivered the keynote speech at the Turbine Engine Technologies Symposium on September 11th, discussing the importance of operational energy efficiency in the Air Force and highlighting how innovative engine technologies can optimize aircraft operations.
Air Force Operational Energy participated in the Air Force Global Engagement 2018 war games at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in July 2018 to insert more realistic energy logistics scenarios and solutions into wargaming.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, leads senior leader discussion at the NATO Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Specialists Meeting, Bordeaux, France, June 1, 2018.
Employees from Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc. demonstrate Sonic Infrared inspection to Air Force Operational Energy staff, Jupiter, Fla., January 9, 2018. The technology is currently being tested and implemented by Air Force Research Laboratory as a more efficient way to inspect turbine engine compressor blades for cracks and defects.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, watches demonstration of Sonic Infrared inspection by Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc., Jupiter, Fla., January 9, 2018. The technology is currently being tested and implemented by Air Force Research Laboratory as a more efficient way to inspect turbine engine compressor blades for cracks and defects. Air Force Operational Energy is looking to further implement the technology across the Air Force.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, (left) speaks on the 'Big Data: Making It Useful' panel at Aviation Week's Military Aviation Logistics and Maintenance Symposium (MRO Americas) on April 11, 2018. Lt Gen John Cooper, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection., also participated in the panel (right).

Demonstration results in policy update and optimized operations

PENTAGON, Va. - Thanks to an optimization initiative led by Air Force Operational Energy (SAF/IEN), F-35 and F-22 fighter sorties are now requested to fly closer to the fighters' maximum range airspeed, while still within tanker boom limits, during Coronet missions. The faster speed decreases overall fuel consumption, while saving precious flight hours. 

In August 2017, Air Force Operational Energy conducted a proof-of-concept demonstration to show that increased speeds during this type of aircraft redeployment decrease fuel consumption. One cell of F-22s and an accompanying tanker for refueling, flew at a higher airspeed, while the other cell flew the standard profile and acted as a control group. Throughout the five hour flight, researchers collected multiple data points in order to compare results from both cells. The faster cell was able to cut about ten percent off the total flight time and six percent of the fuel required for this type of aircraft re-deployment. The faster speed parameters are within the Aerial Refueling Flight Envelope for the F-35 and F-22, as well as the KC-135 and the KC-10.  (See ATP 3.3.4.2 (c), Standards Related Document, 15 May 2018, pp. 8-63, 8-65)

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Speaking with the turbine engine community


DAYTON, Ohio - Principal Director of Operational Energy Policy and Chief of Staff, Mr. Michael Penland, delivered the keynote speech at the Turbine Engine Technologies Symposium on September 11th, discussing the importance of operational energy efficiency in the Air Force and highlighting how innovative engine technologies can optimize aircraft operations. 

Incorporating operational energy into wargaming


SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Air Force Operational Energy participated in the Air Force's Title 10 Wargame, Global Engagement 2018 Capstone Event in July, alongside a host of defense and industry partners, such as the Naval Postgraduate School, Air Force Petroleum Office (AFPET), Defense Logistics Agency – Energy, in order to incorporate more energy logistics scenarios into wargaming.  

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Air Force Energy leads big data and AI discussion


BORDEAUX, France - Deputy Asst. Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, led the senior leader panel at the NATO Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Specialists Meeting on June 01, 2018. Mr. Guerrero spoke of the importance of data collection and analysis for decision-making, while emphasizing the challenge his office faces in obtaining sufficient and accurate aviation fuel use and other operational data.

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Advanced Power and Energy: Call for white papers

PENTAGON, Va. - The purpose of the Advanced Research Announcement (ARA) is to research alternative energy, energy efficient and environmentally safe technologies to provide increased capabilities and benefits to Air Force installations, equipment and aircraft. 

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Innovating compressor blade inspection

PENTAGON, Va. - Blade defects decrease engine efficiency and power, while increasing fuel burn (specific fuel consumption) and exhaust gas temperature (EGT) - resulting in higher maintenance costs, and decreased aircraft availability.  Additionally, defective compressor blades can pose a safety threat if not replaced in a timely manner. While researching areas for increased aircraft optimization, Air Force Operational Energy found that cost-effective and reliable blade inspection ensures engines are performing optimally, and is paramount to maintaining aircraft readiness.

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'Let's focus on bringing together data stovepipes'

ORLANDO, Fla. - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy, Mr. Roberto Guerrero, spoke at Aviation Week's MRO Americas Symposium, alongside Lt Gen John Cooper, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection. 

As a member on the panel 'Big Data: Making It Useful' Guerrero said, "Our goal is data fusion and bringing together the data stovepipes to better understand how we are using fuel. This is critical to mission success." 

Read more about how Air Force Operational Energy is using data to optimize the Air Force. 

Learning from the Air Force Test Center

Energy analysts interview Airmen at Dover AFB

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Air Force Operational Energy visited the Air Force Test Center and met with Airmen from the 418th Flight Test Squadron and 412th Flight Test Wing to discuss ways to improve operational efficiency and learn about some of the projects they are working on.

Meeting with Airmen and senior leaders from around the Air Force helps us collaborate and find innovative solutions to our challenges.

Data enables the Air Force to 'fuel more fight'

PENTAGON, Va. - Data collection and analysis have been critical to maintaining the effectiveness and lethality of the Air Force for decades, and are more important than ever in the age of big data, machine learning, and the complex challenges of the 21st century. For Air Force Operational Energy, championing data initiatives is the cornerstone of their vision: to create an energy optimized Air Force that maximizes combat capability for the warfighter.

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