Accession Number : ADA131009

Title :   The Effect of a Major Air Carrier's Failure on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : DeLawter,Wayne

PDF Url : ADA131009

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 174

Abstract : The Department of Defense relies on commercial airlines to provide approximately fifty percent of the United States strategic airlift during a national emergency by mobilizing the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF). This study investigates the effect of a major civil airline bankruptcy on CRAF. The research also examined the adequacy of plans to deal with CRAF carrier corporate failures, and found that while the loss of a major carrier would adversely affect strategic airlift capability, no plans exist to cope with the eventuality. Investigative conclusions are analyzed and feasible recommendations are suggested to overcome the lack of panels to deal with a major air carrier failure.

Descriptors :   *Air transportation, Economics, Corporations, Finance, Failure, Military reserves, Transport aircraft, Operation, Airlift operations

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE