Accession Number : ADA187625

Title :   A Practicality Study of Air Force Depot Maintenance Cost Allocation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kalish, Bruce M

PDF Url : ADA187625

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to test the practicality of the present method of allocating depot maintenance costs based on the number of flying hours (FH) and primary authorized aircraft (PAA). The study addressed two basic research questions: 1) Is it reasonable to assume that flying hours and primary authorized aircraft are appropriate variables to use for development of Air Force depot maintenance cost factors?; and 2) Can percentage allocations presently used for FH and PAA be validated through using a.) regression analysis on fighter and cargo aircraft data, b.) using goal programming as an alternate modeling technique to cross check the regression analysis, and c.) a linear programming formulation as an additional cross check? The study found that throughout all three statistical approaches, FH is the sole significant variable and PAA is relatively insignificant in explaining cost. Furthermore, results show allocation percentages should be 100% to the variable FH.

Descriptors :   *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *COST ANALYSIS, ALLOCATIONS, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, COSTS, MAINTENANCE, GOAL PROGRAMMING, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, THESES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, METHODOLOGY, FLIGHT, FORMULATIONS, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, VARIABLES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE