Accession Number : AD0769154

Title :   An Analysis of the Phased Inspection System for B-52H Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Barnes, Barry L.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : Analysis of a phased aircraft inspection system indicated a wide interval variability between inspections for various aircraft, when the interval was measured in flying hours, calendar days, or sorties between phases. Certain performance measures were identified, such as code 2 and code 3 system malfunctions, late take-offs, mission cancellations, inspect and repair manhours, and aircraft nonavailability. Based on the analysis, costs of phased inspections could apparently be reduced, without a loss of reliability, by increasing the number of flying hours between inspections. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *INSPECTION, *JET BOMBERS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, RELIABILITY, METHODOLOGY, VARIATIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COST EFFECTIVENESS, THESES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Bombers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE