Accession Number : AD0777246

Title :   The Impact on Avionic Logistic Support Costs of False Maintenance Actions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : Pickard, George W. ; Waterman, Quintin L.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The objectives of the research were (1) to describe, quantitatively, the impact of remove, test OK occurrences on base level logistic support costs and (2) to derive a model to predict these occurrences in terms of information available prior to system acquisition. Such a model will increase the accuracy of predicted logistic support costs for new or proposed systems. Limiting the scope of the research effort to base level, avionic, line replaceable unit maintenance, the authors selected a sample of 100 units from four aircraft currently in the AF inventory. The analysis reveals that test OK occurrences represent thirty percent of the suspected failures which are removed from the aircraft for repair. Twenty three percent of the manhours consumed to base level avionic maintenance were involved with a test OK unit. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *AVIONICS, *LIFE TESTS, *COSTS, FAILURE, MAINTENANCE, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE