Accession Number : ADA323169
Title : Mishap Trend Analysis Regarding Maintenance Discipline and Compliance.
Descriptive Note : Letter rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AGENCY GUNTER AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Walker, William N.
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Report Date : MAR 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : During the LGM Conference of 22 - 23 Jan 97, MAJCOM LGMs expressed concerns with the possibility of problems with discipline and compliance. An independent study was recommended to determine the validity of their concerns. HQ USAF/ILM requested the AFLMA review Class A through Class C mishaps from the last three years and report on causal factors, sub-systems, and year to year comparisons. The Air Force Safety Center Data Operations and Analysis Division provided the data for this study. We identified specific categories as having a significant trend by applying appropriate statistical tests. However, since our analysis was based on an extremely small sample size, the should use caution in interpreting the results. Results include: Overall maintenance mishaps show a decreasing trend. Categories of Discipline, Other/Unknown Reasons, Structural, and F-16 show a decreasing trend. Categories of Part and T-37 show an increasing trend. No other categories showed significantly changing trends. In summary, we find the evidence does not support the perception that there is a problem with maintenance compliance and discipline.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *STATISTICAL TESTS, *AVIATION ACCIDENTS, *AVIATION SAFETY, PATTERNS, PERCEPTION.
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE