Accession Number : ADA329309

Title :   Defense Acquisition: Acquisition Plans for Training Aircraft Should be Reevaluated.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA329309

Report Date : 18 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The Air Force and the Navy plan to spend $4 billion on a new aircraft, referred to as the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS), to train entry level pilots how to fly. We reviewed (1) the services' calculations of the quantity of JPATS aircraft needed to meet training requirements, (2) the impact of the Department of Defense's (DOD) procurement schedule on the aircraft's unit price, and (3) service efforts to design the JPATS cockpit to accommodate female pilots.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *TRAINING AIRCRAFT, REQUIREMENTS, ACQUISITION, COCKPITS, MODIFICATION, PLANNING, PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Training Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE