Accession Number : ADA290958

Title :   Finding the Right Mix of Military and Civil Airlift, Issues and Implications. Volume 2. Analysis.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

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

PDF Url : ADA290958

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 208

Abstract : The objective of this research was to produce a best estimate for the optimum mix of civil and military airlift that could serve future demands at the least cost. The Air Force sought an independent estimate of this right mix because the cost of maintaining the nation's emergency airlift capabilities is very sensitive to choices about the mix of civil and military airlift and to choices about the quantities and types of transports owned and operated by the government. On the one hand, military-style transports, especially the C-17, offer the most flexibility; on the other hand, civil-style transports offer the least costly approach for delivering passengers and small items of cargo to airports with well-established facilities. The civil-style transport becomes especially attractive when it can be called upon from the civil sector only to augment military airlift during a very large crisis. The Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) has pro- vided such a standby capability since the early 1950s.

Descriptors :   *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE, NATIONS, EMERGENCIES, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, LOW COSTS, FACILITIES, COST ESTIMATES, ESTIMATES, COSTS, CARGO, CIVILIAN POPULATION, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, AIRPORTS, CIVIL AFFAIRS, PASSENGERS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE