Accession Number : ADA117935

Title :   Aircraft Thrust/Power Management can Save Defense Fuel, Reduce Engine Maintenance Costs, and Improve Readiness.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV

PDF Url : ADA117935

Report Date : 29 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The Department of Defense spends billions of dollars annually on aircraft fuel and engine maintenance. Thrust/power management offers Defense the potential to save fuel and reduce engine maintenance by improving fuel efficiency and extending engine parts life. Improved fuel efficiency can increase flying hours and thus improve aircrew proficiency and readiness. Extended engine life can reduce frequency of maintenance and thereby increase aircraft availability and readiness. An effective thrust/power management program is vital to the Defense mission from a readiness, energy, and maintenance standpoint. The implications on readiness are quickly apparent when considering that flying hours were reduced in face of rapidly rising fuel costs. When considering the billions of dollars spent of aircraft fuel and maintenance, thrust/power management offers great potential for reducing these costs.

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Planning programming budgeting, *Economic analysis, *Fuels, Fuel consumption, Military aircraft, Commercial aircraft, Aircraft maintenance, Operational readiness, Cost analysis

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE