Accession Number : ADA118423

Title :   Requirements and Production Capabilities are Uncertain for Some Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps Aircraft Spares and Repair Parts.

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

PDF Url : ADA118423

Report Date : 22 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : In fiscal year 1982, the Congress appropriated $5.4 billion to procure spares and repair parts for Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. This compared to $1.9 billion provided in fiscal year 1980 and $3.9 billion provided in fiscal year 1981. The military services testified that these increases were required to improve the operational readiness of their aircraft. However, GAO has previously reported that many aircraft operational readiness problems were caused by maintenance problems and other reasons--unexpected parts failures, late repair of parts, and modification or updating of parts--rather than a lack of sufficient funds. While approving these increases, the Congress expressed concern regarding whether the aerospace industry could produce the increased quantity of aircraft parts and whether the increased procurements would result in the increased operational readiness claimed by the services. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Planning programming budgeting, *Management information systems, *Aircraft maintenance, *Repair, Spare parts, Government procurement, Cost models, Weapon systems, Reliability, Operational readiness, Economic analysis

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE