Accession Number : ADA182095

Title :   Navy Maintenance: The P-3 Aircraft Overhaul Program Can Be Improved.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA182095

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The P-3 is a shore-based, long-range aircraft designed to combat submarines. The Navy has 24 active P-3 squadrons, 13 reserve squadrons, and 5 squadrons for training and special projects. The P-3 inventory totals 441 aircraft. During its 30-year life, a P-3 is expected to undergo six overhauls at one of two Naval Air Rework Facilities, also known as depots. The study's objective was to determine whether the Navy could reduce depot overhaul turnaround time for the P-3 aircraft by improving overhaul procedures. Topics examined include: Selecting aircraft for overhaul; Inspections needed to ensure overhauls are necessary; Overhauls can be scheduled more efficiently; Labor resources can be applied more efficiently; and Depots have excess overhaul capacity.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL AIRCRAFT, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, LABOR, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), CAPACITY(QUANTITY), NAVY, RESPONSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *SCHEDULING, INSPECTION, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, PRODUCTION RATE, LOGISTICS PLANNING, OPERATIONAL READINESS, ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE