Accession Number : ADA075500


Title :   Aircraft Transparency Failure and Logistical Cost Analysis - Supplemental Study


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Jun 1979


Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL EL SEGUNDO CA NORTH AMERICAN AIRCRAFT DIV


Personal Author(s) : Brown, S S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a075500.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 250


Abstract : Concern for increasing costs in maintenance of transparency systems has prompted the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory to sponsor this study contract. The object of this study is to identify the higi-cost, high maintenance transparency components; identify ccause of failures; and recommend corrective programs to reduce cost of ownership to the Air Force Logistics Command. The study involved the review of 20 selected aircraft in current inventory to establish an extensive data base relating transparency maintenance activity and associated logistical support costs. An important adjunct to this study was to research design characteristics, perform a failure analysis, and identify associated logistical support cost for each study aircraft. By using a selective process of correlating the transparency failure modes and maintenance costs with the relative stature of aircraft in current inventory, corrective programs were established and verified by life-cycle cost trades. These corrective programs entailed a comprehensive search for various design improvement that could be innovated to negate the reported failures. The study results contained herein are an extension of objectives of the original program and are directed at supplementing the corrective programs for six additional aircraft.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT , *TRANSPARENT PANELS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , RELIABILITY , HELICOPTERS , WINDOWS , WINDSHIELDS , PROTECTIVE COATINGS , JET FIGHTERS , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , SUPPORTS , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , LUBRICATION , AIRCRAFT PANELS , FITTINGS , WINDSHIELD WIPERS


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE