Accession Number : ADA290947

Title :   Finding the Right Mix of Military and Civil Airlift, Issues and Implications Volume 3. Appendixes

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Gebman, Jean R. ; Batchelder, Lois J. ; Poehlman, Katherine M.

PDF Url : ADA290947

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : To expand its authority to activate the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) without requiring action by the President (which is needed for Stage III), the Defense Department has increased the size of Stages I and II. For example, Stage I for passenger aircraft is 63 percent larger. Stage II for cargo aircraft is 100 percent larger. DoD's continuing revisions to the CRAF program are more broadly linking government business to participation in the CRAF. Estimated costs for completing the C-17 program have risen, the schedule has been stretched, and for long distances, the airplane's payload has been reduced. A congressionally mandated Cost and Operational Effectiveness Assessment for the C-17 was completed by the Institute for Defense Analyses in 1993. *DoD's continuing assessment of airlift requirements is showing increased needs for airlift during the early weeks of a major regional contingency and even greater needs during the early weeks of a second nearly simultaneous major regional contingency. The perspectives of the commanders in chief (CINCs) of the unified commands on the need for capacity and flexibility in the airlift fleet are reflected in the outcome of their August 1993 meeting, in which they expressed a very strong desire for a new military-style transport with flexibility like that possessed by the C-17. craft program to explore alternatives including military- and civil-style transports that might be procured along with or instead of the C-17. DoD has initiated an study of strategic airlift force mixes. The entire C- 141 fleet is now scheduled for retirement by 2005.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, PAYLOAD, COMMERCE, EMERGENCIES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, COST ESTIMATES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, MIXING, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), PASSENGER AIRCRAFT, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, CIVIL AFFAIRS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE