Accession Number : ADA119203

Title :   Factors Limiting the Availability of F-15 Aircraft at the First Tactical Fighter Wing.

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

PDF Url : ADA119203

Report Date : 07 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Air Force's 1st Tactical Fighter Wing has had difficulty in maintaining a high percentage of mission-capable F-15 aircraft, but has made significant recent improvements. Maintenance problems primarily included shortages and diversion of skilled personnel and the need to service more aircraft than authorized. GAO did not find significant defects in the Air Force supply system causing the absence of parts; instead, unpredictable circumstances relating to reliability, vendors, and modifications appeared largely responsible. Because GAO work was limited to one Air Force wing and tests were not statistically sampled, the report is not an adequate basis to estimate conditions Air Force wide. Therefore, GAO makes no recommendations. However, GAO believes the factors noted argue more for better management of unpredictable parts performance than for significantly increased funding. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, SPARE PARTS, INVENTORY CONTROL, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, SKILLS, TECHNICIANS, SHORTAGES, TEST EQUIPMENT, SUPERVISORS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, VENDORS, AVAILABILITY, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, JET FIGHTERS, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE