Accession Number : ADA331215

Title :   A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Impact of Selection Testing on Advanced Flight Training.

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s) : Blower, D. J.

PDF Url : ADA331215

Report Date : 18 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This report presents a numerical example showing how selection testing can reduce costs in advanced T-45 training. Selection testing provides savings by reducing the rate of attrition. With reduced attrition, fewer students are required to enter the training curriculum to achieve a set number of graduates to fill operational seats. Balanced against this positive impact are at least three factors associated with selection testing that must be taken into account in any cost-benefit analysis. These are 1) R&D costs, 2) administrative costs, and 3) costs associated with rejecting qualified applicants. It is shown that, under certain readily quantifiable circumstances, selection testing might save over $2 million per T-45 advanced strike class. The major goal of this report is to provide a quantitative framework for the rational discussion of selection tests as a prelude and partner to military training curricula.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, STUDENTS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, ATTRITION, MILITARY TRAINING, BENEFITS, SELECTION, GRADUATES.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE