Accession Number : ADA112479

Title :   An Economic Analysis of the C-130 Wing Rotation Concept to the VOLANT PINE Operation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Laras,Frank

PDF Url : ADA112479

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The Military Airlift Command maintains 16 C-130 aircraft in Europe on a rotational basis. This requirement satisfies a U.S. commitment to NATO and provides tactical airlift to U.S. Armed Forces in Europe. Stateside-based C-130 Wings alternate rotating squadrons to Europe for 60-day periods, resulting in 192 C-130 ocean crossings per year. The purpose of this research was to perform an economic analysis of both the existing method of deploying/redeploying C-130 units to Europe, and of an alternative method, the Wing Rotation concept. Under the Wing Rotation concept, a wing would rotate the aircraft once and have all its participating squadrons rotate in succession, with aircrews and support personnel exchanging by C-141 aircraft. The research objective was to select that Wing Rotation alternative which will reduce the present cost of rotating C-130 units to Europe without causing a negative impact on morale. The research product resulted in positive indications that a cost reduction in rotating C-130 units to Europe without impacting negatively on morale is feasible.

Descriptors :   *Airlift operations, *Economic analysis, *Resource management, Deployment, Flight crews, Morale, Scheduling, Rotation, Fuel consumption, Cost estimates, Manpower utilization, Maintenance, Operational readiness, Feasibility studies, Jet transport aircraft, Transport aircraft, Squadrons, NATO, Western Europe, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE