Accession Number : ADA134362

Title :   Aircraft Contractor Logistics Support: A Cost Estimating Guide.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Price,Eilanna S

PDF Url : ADA134362

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : The Air Force has used Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for off-the-shelf or commercial derivative aircraft since 1948. This thesis traces the evolution of CLS, discusses the current USAF aircraft utilizing this support concept, and compares eight CLS contracts. An aircraft characteristics data base is developed for the E-4, C-9A, C-12A, T-43, KC-10, UV-18B, T-41, and C-20A. CLS contract costs are used as a dependent variable to provide an example of a parametric procedure that can be used to estimate CLS costs on proposed aircraft. Analogy as an alternate procedure is suggested. Recommendations on improving the CLS cost estimating in the future are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *CONTRACTS, *AIRCRAFT, *COST ESTIMATES, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, COST ANALYSIS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, FLIGHT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), DATA BASES, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, THESES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE