Accession Number : AD0659132

Title :   AIRCREW RATIO STUDIES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gross,A. J.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The memorandum describes a probabilistic model that can be used both as a planning factor and as an evaluation procedure in allocating aircrews to squadrons. Ordinarily, aircrew ratios are determined from prior experience such as number of scheduled flying hours per crew, average number of missions per day, and average number of aircraft per mission. These factors are incorporated with the time allocation of aircrew personnel to various tasks, including flying, to derive an aircrew ratio for a squadron during a flying period. The probability model utilized the above factors as primary inputs. The outputs are graphs showing the probability that a particular squadron meets a required mission objective as a function of the crew ratio. The model is also used to measure the effect of a constant aircrew ratio as the number of aircraft per mission is varied. In essence, by applying the model one is able to determine the probability that a squadron of k planes will simultaneously fly a given mission if there are k + s crews available to fly it; i.e., if the crew ratio is (1 + s/k). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT CREWS, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MANPOWER, MILITARY PERSONNEL, SCHEDULING, PROBABILITY, FLIGHT, AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE