Accession Number : ADA306870

Title :   Navy Maintenance: Assessment of the Public-Private Competition Program for Aviation Maintenance.

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

PDF Url : ADA306870

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The Navy's aviation depot competition program began in fiscal year 1987 when the Congress authorized the Navy to expand its competition program for ship maintenance and repair to include public-private competitions for aircraft depot repair work. Because of significant savings generated from the ship competition program, the concept was first applied to F-14 fighter aircraft depot overhauls. In 1990, the Navy decided to greatly expand the program to achieve savings in the Navy's $1.5 billion aviation depot maintenance program. In 1993, the Navy implemented a new industrial strategy that did not include public-private competitions and in May 1994, DOD terminated the public-private competition program, despite continued congressional support for it. At the request of the former Chairman, and now Ranking Minority Member, of the Subcommittee on Defense, Senate Committee on Appropriations, GAO reviewed the Navy's aviation depot maintenance competition program to determine (1) the nature and extent of past competitions, (2) whether savings resulted, (3) prospects for and impediments to future competitions, and (4) whether program improvements can be made.

Descriptors :   *COMPETITION, *CONTRACTS, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *NAVAL PLANNING, MAINTENANCE, CONGRESS, SHIPS, INDUSTRIES, AIRCRAFT, STRATEGY, MINORITIES, AERONAUTICS, REPAIR, SUPPLY DEPOTS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE