Accession Number : ADA291400

Title :   C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA291400

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : In recent years, there has been congressional concern about whether C-17 is the most cost-effective aircraft to meet the Air Force's airlift requirement. The Fiscal Year 1994 National Defense Authorization Act conference report contains a provision calling for GAO to assess the ( original justification and the effect of technical problems and cost increases on the aircraft's ability to achieve original program requirements. This report responds to that provision. It also discusses nature of the performance problems, the extent of the cost growth, results of the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent C-17 cost and operational effectiveness analysis.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, REQUIREMENTS, AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, GROWTH(GENERAL), OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE