Accession Number : ADA113865

Title :   Carrier Based Air Logistics Study: Data Sources and Issues.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Embry,L ; Dey,P K

PDF Url : ADA113865

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The primary objective of the Carrier Based Air Logistics (CABAL) study was to identify and evaluate alternative logistics support policies which could improve wartime aircraft availability and operational performance. A key study task was to examine in further detail a specific alternative to the current logistics support structure outlined in the Defense Resource Management Study (DRMS). In addition to addressing the DRMS structural alternative, the CABAL study was to search out options for improving support policies within the current logistics structure. Development of a data base describing the configuration of avionics suites, and the characteristics of components that make up the suites, for the six aircraft to be considered was as essential first step in the analysis. Since the data needed for the CABAL study are essentially those required for level of repair (LOR) and logistics system performance evaluations, the study began with the premise that a central file containing most needed data elements was available. When this proved not to be true, efforts were shifted from trying to find a single source for the data to identifying sources for the individual data elements.

Descriptors :   *Logistics planning, *Air logistics support, *Carrier based aircraft, *Data acquisition, Logistics management, Policies, Data bases, Aircraft carriers, Avionics, Performance(Engineering), Aircraft maintenance, Manhours, Replenishment at sea, Combat readiness

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE