Accession Number : ADP001228

Title :   Data Base for Aircraft Operating and Support Costs,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Naef,Lowell R. E.

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : As early as the 1960s, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) identified a requirement for managing and collecting Operating and Support (O/S) costs for major weapon systems. O/S costs have become the most significant part of Life Cycle (LCC) as the complexity of weapon systems has increased. For many weapon systems the O/S cost exceeds 60% of the total LCC. The collection, organization, and publication of O/S cost data is one of the major problems of the cost analysis community. A plethora of O/S cost data is currently collected by individual organizations for the development or expansion of their internal data bases, but these data are normally unavailable or unknown to the remainder of the user community. This results in duplication of effort, unawareness of specific cost data, and many additional hours of research in locating and evaluating cost data.

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Cost analysis, *Military aircraft, *Management planning and control, Planning programming budgeting, Data bases, Display systems, Weapon systems, Life cycle costs, Maintenance, Repair, Statistical analysis, Cost effectiveness, Mathematical models, Matrices(Mathematics), Management information systems, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE