Accession Number : ADA313026

Title :   Evaluations of Alternative Maintenance Structures.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Abell, John B. ; Shulman, H. L.

PDF Url : ADA313026

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : On 1 July 1991, the Tactical Air Command (TAC) and Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) began a demonstration of a two-levels-of- maintenance concept for avionics. The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) repositioned its automated avionics test stations from its own maintenance shop to the avionics maintenance facility of the Ogden Air Logistics Center (ALC), also at Hill AFB. The demonstration was expanded on 1 October by the addition of the 363rd TFW at Shaw AFB, South Carolina. Special data collection was implemented to augment the data collected in standard systems to support the evaluation of the concept. The Commander, TAC asked RAND to assist the Air Force in this effort. We advised those involved in the management of the demonstration on matters of data collection, but, more importantly, we also conducted our own evaluations of these alternative maintenance structures using a system of software we had built for a previous study. We added a regional repair concept to the traditional three-levels and two-levels concepts for the evaluations. The scenario specified for the evaluations included 403 F-16C/D aircraft of block 40 and later configurations at eight bases.

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STATIONS, AIR FORCE, DEMONSTRATIONS, REPAIR, DATA ACQUISITION, JET FIGHTERS, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEST FACILITIES, SHOPS(WORK AREAS), REPAIR SHOPS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE