Accession Number : ADA194208

Title :   Contractor Support for Aviation Depot Systems.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Bonham, Louis A

PDF Url : ADA194208

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This report addresses the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing contractor support in aeronautical depots. It highlights the past and current problems that affect the services' decisions to use either contractor organic support for their respective aircraft systems. The purpose of this report is to determine if the increased use of contractor support in aeronautical depots will reduce operational costs or improve aircraft readiness. The military services are reluctant to convert organic depot activities to contract support even if it enhances readiness or proves to be more cost effective. The absence of clear and definitive congressional guidance on the use of contractor versus organic depot support has impaired the ability of commercial activities to effectively compete with organic activities. Concurrently, there are related problems such as depot repair capacity and the repair of high-technology components that have raised concerns about the adequacy of the present support structure. The increased use of contractors is an alternative that could resolve some of these problems as demonstrated during the Vietnam War.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *SUPPLY DEPOTS, AERONAUTICS, COMMERCE, CONTRACTS, COSTS, DECISION MAKING, REPAIR, VIETNAM, WARFARE, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE