Accession Number : ADP006026

Title :   Reasons for Increasing Development Cost of Rotary Wing Aircraft and Ideas to Reverse the Trend,

Corporate Author : MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Von Tein, Volker

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : In the first part of the paper general cost trends of complex systems, such as helicopters, are described. Then the influence of requirements and complexity on cost of helicopters are discussed. After an analysis of cost trends and of negative effects relative to helicopter development cost ideas to revert the trend are presented. In this context besides the generally used classical methods of good engineering practice other methods, such as cost engineering and international cooperation, are dealth with. In summary good engineering judgement combined with proper planning and management still is the best method of keep cost under control.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, COSTS, ENGINEERING, PATTERNS, HELICOPTERS, REQUIREMENTS, COOPERATION, INTERNATIONAL.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE