Accession Number : ADP005611

Title :   Cost Analysis of Aircraft Projects,

Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Faddy,D.

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The paper reviews the effect of advancing technology on the cost of past aircraft and the implications for the future. The validity of historical records for forecasting a future dominated by technological change and the consequences of continued escalation are discussed. It is argued that more priority needs to be given to the reduction of support cost and a way of looking at this as a direct contribution to military capability is suggested. The role of operations research is briefly emphasised and a more deliberately evoutionary approach to the production of aircraft is advocated.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *COST ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, FORECASTING, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE