Accession Number : ADA309954

Title :   USAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet Aeromedical Evacuation Airlift Capability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wilhite, Donald R.

PDF Url : ADA309954

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The Department of Defense, USAF, and Air Mobility Command (AMC) rely on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) to provide supplemental airlift in times of national emergency. AMC oversees the CRAF program which contains three segments: international, national, and aeromedical evacuation. The CRAF Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) program involves commercial B-767 aircraft, Aeromedical Evacuation Shipsets (AESS), a Casualty Transfer System, and a large number of support personnel and equipment. Wartime planning in the early 198Os revealed a significant shortage of military airlift to accomplish the aeromedical evacuation mission. Consequently the CRAF AE program was initiated. Planning for Major Regional Conflict scenarios has currently set a requirement for 25 and 44 B-767 aircraft for CRAF Stages II and III, respectively. Unfortunately AMC has not been able to acquire full commitment to the CRAF AE program. In addition, the CRAF AE program has been beleaguered by a number of problems which have continually kept capability of the overall system low. This graduate research paper provides a comprehensive review of the AE shortfall issue from beginning to the present with recommendations and conclusions for the near future.

Descriptors :   *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, *AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, SCENARIOS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, EMERGENCIES, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, PEACETIME, FLIGHT CREWS, THESES, MISSIONS, CASUALTIES, CONFLICT, PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, AIR TRANSPORTATION, AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE