Accession Number : ADA317736

Title :   Consolidation and Realignment of Base-Level Support Equipment Maintenance.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Katrenak, James C.

PDF Url : ADA317736

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : The adoption of the 'Objective Wing' organization in the U.S. Air Force has realigned many base-level maintenance functions. Support equipment is currently maintained and accounted for by several units under the Logistics Group Commander. This research determined the feasibility and consequences of consolidating or realigning maintenance of powered and non-powered AGE, MMHE, engine trailers, and vehicles into one consolidated maintenance shop or unit per base. This study consulted many sources, ranging from occupational survey reports and career field education and training plans to actual field observations of maintenance processes and unstructured interviews of personnel and supervisors. This study determined that maintenance tasks, processes, and required competencies for Support equipment maintenance activities within aircraft maintenance are similar. Enough differences in training, maintenance information management systems, and maintenance philosophies exist between vehicle maintenance and AGE to dismiss the consolidation of these areas.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TRAINING, THESES, PLANNING, ENGINES, PERSONNEL, VEHICLES, SHOPS(WORK AREAS).

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE