Accession Number : ADA187968

Title :   An Information Requirements Analysis of Military Airlift Command (MAC) Aerial Port Operations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stack, Victor R

PDF Url : ADA187968

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The Military Airlift Command (MAC) as the Single Manager Operating Agency for the Department of Defense Airlift Service provides air transportation for the DOD and other government agencies. MAC maintains a vast network of intertheater aerial ports providing a vital link in accomplishing MAC's mission during wartime, periods of crisis, and peacetime. This research focused on operating procedures and existing regulations in order to assess the information requirements necessary to conduct daily operations. Documentation review and telephone interviews were used to facilitate this research. A Critical Success Factors methodology was employed and resulted in a proposed new set of information needs for the Air Terminal Operations Center (ATOC). The proposed set greatly reduces the degree to which the ATOC currently documents each airlift mission, without degrading effectiveness. Savings realized by reducing the time expended in documenting needless or redundant information are significant given pending aerial port manpower authorization reductions. ATOC personnel can increase time spent on management and control of aerial port resources. Keywords: Theses; Information exchange; Information transfer.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRANSPORTATION, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, AIR CONTROL CENTERS, AIRPORTS, DAILY OCCURRENCE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INFORMATION PROCESSING, INFORMATION TRANSFER, INTERVIEWING, MANPOWER, METHODOLOGY, PEACETIME, REDUNDANCY, REQUIREMENTS, RESOURCES, SUPERVISORS, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, THESES, AERIAL DELIVERY

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE