Accession Number : ADA471722


Title :   Air Mobility Command's En Route Support Infrastructure: A Construct of Aircraft Type and Geographic Location Utilized to Assess En Route Aircraft Logistic Support


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Polomsky, Robert D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a471722.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 163


Abstract : The ability of the U.S. Armed Forces to maintain a global presence and rapidly project military power anywhere in the world are key factors in preserving our freedom. To accomplish the demanding task of global reach support, Air Mobility Command (AMC) employs an en route support infrastructure. These en route locations provide varying levels of command, control, and communications (C3), logistics support, and aerial port functions. The goal of the en route is to minimize delays for AMC mission aircraft. However, these en route locations constitute a small percentage of the locations that AMC aircraft visit. Given the critical demand for rapid air mobility, potential impact of mission delays or cancellations, and the substantial investment of taxpayer dollars, AMC must provide logistical support to off-station aircraft in the most effective manner possible. This research examined a 5-year historical summary of AMC's logistical support process. The resulting data were used to perform a statistical analysis of AMC off-station aircraft logistic support records for AMC's six primary aircraft fleets (C-5, C-17, C-141, C-130, KC-10, and KC-135). The calculated average not mission capable (NMC) time was used to compare overseas en route and non en route locations to assess AMC's en route infrastructure's effectiveness in reducing mission delays due to aircraft maintenance problems. Effectiveness, in the context of this research, was measured in terms of a lower or shorter average NMC time, equating to reduced mission delays. The initial data analysis on OCONUS en route and non en route locations provided a macro-level assessment based on location only. A closer investigation of each of the six primary AMC aircraft fleets returned varying results in terms of reduced averaged NMC time. To determine if a significant difference existed between data groups, parametric and nonparametric statistical testing methods were used.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , *REFUELING IN FLIGHT , *TANKER AIRCRAFT , *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , THESES , INFRASTRUCTURE , MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , RAPID DEPLOYMENT , AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION , MISSIONS , DELAY , OVERSEAS , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Transport Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE