Accession Number : ADA302980

Title :   A Methodology for the Economic Assessment of Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques Used in Aircraft Inspection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL TRANSPORTATION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Brechling, Vanessa J.

PDF Url : ADA302980

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This report details a methodology for the economic evaluation of emerging nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods applicable to aircraft inspection. The methodology is based on the economic principle of cost benefit analysis (CBA). CBA measures the future stream of benefits and costs to implement a project (such as investment in a new inspection technique) relative to a scenario in which the project is not implemented. An analysis of the net benefits to both private aircraft operators and society in general is discussed.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *COST ANALYSIS, *INSPECTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, METHODOLOGY, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, COMPETITION, AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AGING(MATERIALS), DAMAGE, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), TOLERANCE, STANDARDS, AVIATION SAFETY, BENEFITS, STREAMS, AIRWORTHINESS.

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE