Accession Number : ADA261977


Title :   Flight Hour Costing at the Type Commander and Navy Staff Levels: An Analytical Assessment


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Edwards, Michael V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261977.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : This thesis is an analysis of current methods utilized to predict flying hour expenditures for budget formulation and execution purposes. This study explains, compares, and contrasts the methods for determining Cost Per (Flight) Hour (CPH) among the aviation Type Commanders (COMNAVAIRPAC / COMNAVAIRLANT COMNAVAIRESFOR) as well as representatives from the office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV). While an overview of the individual techniques for flight hour costing lays the groundwork for this thesis, the focus of this work is on the differences in CPH formulation, variances in eventual products, and the consequences of these variances. An analysis of recently-emerging problems associated with the Flight Hour Program (FHP) and their potential significance in an era of reduced military funding is included. Additional information on the administrative programs instituted to computerize aircraft maintenance and flying hour documentation is also presented, as well as some of the implications of transitioning to a 'paperless Navy'. Finally, some proposed solutions are evaluated and suggestions for further study are offered to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Navy's Right Hour Program. Navy flying hour program funding methodologies, Cost per flight hour, Reductions in aircraft procurement, Increased aircraft maintenance and repair costs, Administrative travel.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *COSTS , *FLIGHT , MAINTENANCE , CONTRAST , AIRCRAFT , NAVY , FORMULATIONS , EFFICIENCY , THESES , REDUCTION , REPAIR , OPERATION , PROCUREMENT , NAVAL OPERATIONS , TRAVEL , WORK , BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE