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The Resource Aging aircraft : USAF workload and material consumption life cycle patterns, Raymond A. Pyles

Aging aircraft : USAF workload and material consumption life cycle patterns, Raymond A. Pyles

Label
Aging aircraft : USAF workload and material consumption life cycle patterns
Title
Aging aircraft
Title remainder
USAF workload and material consumption life cycle patterns
Statement of responsibility
Raymond A. Pyles
Title variation
Aging aircraft
Title variation remainder
United States Air Force workload and material consumption life cycle patterns
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Current United States Air Force (USAF) plans are to retain aircraft fleets for unprecedentedly long service lives, which may be as long as 80 years. The safety, aircraft availability, and cost implications of that fleet-retention policy are unknown. This study is part of Project AIR FORCE's Aging Aircraft Project to improve the Air Force's ability to foresee those implications and identify actions that will mitigate or avoid some of the more severe consequences, Using data from past RAND and industry reports and from various Air Force instructions and maintenance databases, and a regression analysis, it measures how the USAF aircraft fleets ages relate to maintenance and modification workloads and material consumption. It provides the foundation for future estimates of the effects of those activities on maintenance-resource requirements, aircraft availability, and annual operating cost. Maintenance workloads and material consumption generally exhibited late-life growth as aircraft aged, but the rate of that growth depended on both the aircraft's flyaway cost and the workload category. For example, long-term, late-life growth was found in all base- and depot-level maintenance workloads and material-consumption categories, except phased and/or isochronal inspections, per-flying-hour contractor logistics support, and depot modification workloads. Where data were available, all workload and cost categories were
  • affected by differences across using commands and early-life transitional events (e.g., break-in periods, early failures). Computational approaches are being developed to forecast aircraft availability from aggregate maintenance-workload data. Future work may address how planners can exploit the equations reported here to address near-term budget and resource-requirement forecasts. This report should be of interest to force planners, maintenance production planners, maintenance policy analysts, system program directors, and logistics and cost analysts
Note
Supersedes RAND/DRR-2425-1-AF.
Cataloging source
CStmoR
Funding information
Air Force.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UG1243
LC item number
.P96 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Aging aircraft : USAF workload and material consumption life cycle patterns, Raymond A. Pyles
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-193)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 193 p.
Governing access note
UNCLASSIFIED
Isbn
9780833033499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
200305775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373676493
Label
Aging aircraft : USAF workload and material consumption life cycle patterns, Raymond A. Pyles
Publication
Note
"Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-193)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 193 p.
Governing access note
UNCLASSIFIED
Isbn
9780833033499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
200305775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373676493

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