Accession Number : ADA602730


Title :   The Naval Aviation Enterprise Type/Model/Series Team and Its Effect on AH-1W Readiness


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Kuginskie, Kevin K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602730.pdf


Report Date : 23 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : By empowering the AH-1W readiness stakeholders with a holistic approach to aviation readiness, Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) created a positive effect on AH-1W readiness. With the reduction of the military budget, it becomes imperative that the military remain efficient in maintaining its combat readiness. The reduction of funding forces the military to become smarter in the management of its programs. NAE manages the readiness of Naval Aviation. Through its AIRSpeed process, NAE is able to effect change from the status quo. The basis of the AIRSpeed process comes from the synthesis of three proven private industry standards: Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints. By applying these principles, the readiness process can continuously improve and efficiency will increase. Even though it was introduced only three years ago, the AH-1W program demonstrates what the process can accomplish. Prior to NAE management of AH-1W readiness, a disjointed effort to increase readiness existed. By incorporating maintainer, aircraft, and aircrew readiness with the supporting establishment into a process managed by the stakeholders, NAE created a holistic process that has a positive effect on AH-1W readiness.


Descriptors :   *ATTACK HELICOPTERS , *COMBAT READINESS , *MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT , *MARINE CORPS AVIATION , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , EFFICIENCY , FLIGHT CREWS , NAVAL AVIATION , STANDARDS , THESES


Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE