Accession Number : ADA181464

Title :   Using the Air Force Maintenance Data Collection System Data to Identify Candidates for Improvement in Reliability and Maintainability.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Petruschell,R L ; Smith,G K ; Kirkwood,T F

PDF Url : ADA181464

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This Note describes a preliminary and limited set of measures using data from the Air Force Maintenance Data Collection System (MDC) to identify likely candidates for reliability and maintainability (R&M) improvement. The method's usefulness depends on the user's having better than average knowledge of the MDC and of base-level maintenance. The MDC is a large, complex, and rich data system. Its magnitude alone is forbidding. The two-step method described shows how to distill these data, prepare useful metrics, and present these data in useful ways to R&M decisionmakers. Site investigations and interviews should be conducted to check the reasons for any high maintenance activity and to understand variability among bases before any R&M improvement program is instituted on a particular system or component.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *DATA BASES, *DATA ACQUISITION, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, AIR FORCE PLANNING, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MAINTAINABILITY, SITES, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE