Accession Number : ADA179514


Title :   Aircraft Readiness under Budget Constraint, Its Relationship with Logistics Resources; the Spare Parts Component, a Model for the Portuguese Air Force.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Lopes,Rui M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a179514.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 163


Abstract : One of the general concerns of the Portuguese Air Force top managers is to relate resources to readiness. This research addresses the relationship between spare parts and aircraft availability, as a component of the general problem of relating resources to readiness. As background, the theoretical development and problem solution techniques of METRIC: A Multi-Echelon Technique for Recoverable Item Control, MOD-METRIC: A Model for Multi-Item, Multi-Echelon, Multi-Indenture Inventory System, and AAM (Aircraft Availability Model) models are presented. After identifying the major mathematical issues and contributions of each model to the solution of the problem, an easy-to-use mathematical computer model, that simplifies the actual Aircraft Availability Model in use by the Air Force Logistics Command and that fits the requirements of the Portuguese Air Force, is presented. The simplified model for aircraft availability provides solutions that are very close to historic values. An additional benefit of the simplified model is that it can be used to predict either aircraft availability or total expenditures. It is recommended that weapon system managers in the Portuguese Air Force use the model to budget the spare parts requirements for each aircraft type. (Theses).


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *SPARE PARTS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , CONTROL , REQUIREMENTS , AIR FORCE , RECOVERY , AIRCRAFT , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MODELS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , THESES , PROBLEM SOLVING , AVAILABILITY , LOGISTICS , SUPERVISORS , RESOURCES , SIMPLIFICATION , AIR FORCE BUDGETS , SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND , PORTUGAL


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE