Accession Number : AD0787705

Title :   An Examination of the Rate Variance Formula for the A-10 Air Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Gaunt,John J. , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The first two lots of production model A-10 close air support aircraft are being purchased under variable lot options. These options allow for the quantity to vary plus or minus 50% from the nominal, or base-line quantities. Baseline prices were established and Rate Variance Formulas (RVF) govern the prices for the other quantities. The Fairchild Republic RVF covers the Air Vehicle. An examination was made of each element within this RVF. The examination included the development and treatment of the costs within each cost element. Comparisons were made with cost estimating relationships developed from previous research, existing theory regarding the manner in which costs vary with changes in quantity and generally accepted principles and practices. Where the available information was inconclusive, sensitivity analysis was performed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Close support, *Attack aircraft, *Analysis of variance, Cost analysis, Manufacturing, Labor, Manpower, Costs, Production engineering, Theses

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE