Accession Number : ADA114618
Title : DoD Can Save Millions by Using Energy Efficient Centralized Aircraft Support Systems.
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV
Report Date : 07 May 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 54
Abstract : The Department of Defense can save millions of dollars annually by using new energy efficient centralized aircraft support systems at certain Air Force and Navy bases. The Air Force and Navy have developed and installed several different systems and have realized some degree of success. However, each service has developed its systems independently. Consequently, there is no commonality between the services' systems which could permit economical procurements for standard servicewide systems. Standardization would also prevent duplication of design efforts by the services and minimize proliferation of aircraft support equipment. It also would allow the services to further reduce costs by combining requirements to assure the most economical quantities for buying system components. GAO makes specific recommendations to the Secretaries of Defense and the Air Force to develop standard systems and to install them at all bases where feasible and practical.
Descriptors : *Ground support equipment , *Aircraft maintenance , *Energy conservation , *Cost effectiveness , Management planning and control , Logistics management , Logistics support , Systems management , Standardization , Centralized , Military procurement , Research management , Costs , Electric power , Fuel consumption , Maintenance
Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
Economics and Cost Analysis
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE