Accession Number : ADA320914

Title :   Future of Detachment 1 at San Antonio Air Logistics Center.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hannon, James L.

PDF Url : ADA320914

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : As a result of the recent Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendation to close the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, and subsequent Presidential decision to privatize the C-5 depot maintenance operation there, the question of what to do with Air Mobility Command's (AMC) largest aircraft maintenance detachment, stationed at SA-ALC, remains unanswered. This is not an easy decision. On the one hand, the work accomplished by the Detachment has saved AMC over $25 million annually and resulted in AMC C-5 aircraft being returned to Travis and Dover Air Force bases following PDM in better condition than ever before in history. On the other hand, having military personnel working in-and-around an aircraft which is the responsibility of a civilian contractor while using leased facilities and equipment, raises contracting concerns. The privatization team at SA-ALC has voiced its concerns about the contracting difficulties however, the primary customer, the AMC/LG, has indicated that he wants the same quality of aircraft delivered to the home stations as is now being delivered with little or no interruption in service or increase in cost. This paper summarizes the benefits of the unit's accomplishments to date, identifies the "real" costs associated with those benefits and addresses some of the key contracting concerns such as "constructive change" and liability. The paper also proposes two alternatives--leave the unit in place or close the unit--and a recommendation to help answer the question; what should AMC do with Detachment 1 at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center?

Descriptors :   *CLOSURES, *LOGISTICS, MAINTENANCE, STATIONS, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, THESES, COSTS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES).

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE