Accession Number : AD0673184

Title :   COST ESTIMATING RELATIONSHIPS FOR MILITARY HELICOPTER AIRFRAME PROCUREMENT,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION MATERIEL COMMAND ST LOUIS MO DIRECTORATE OF PROCUREMENT AND PRODUCTION

Personal Author(s) : Biagioli,Mary A.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Multiple regression analysis was applied to historical data on direct manhours required to produce helicopter airframes. Since direct labor and related overhead accounts for more than half the cost of a helicopter airframe, a good estimate of this cost factor is essential to the preparation of a reliable Independent Government Cost Estimate. The spiralling costs of military hardware dictates that future acquisitions be made on the basis of cost-effectiveness studies. If the cost portion can be predicted accurately enough in advance of production, based upon known or required physical characteristics of a weapons system, an enlightened choice could then more likely be made. The equations resulting from the above mentioned regression analysis are expected to provide an important tool in this regard. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HELICOPTERS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*AIRFRAMES, MILITARY PROCUREMENT), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, LABOR, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, COSTS

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE