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