Accession Number : ADA602807


Title :   Determining the Optimal C-130 Deployed Crew Ratio


Descriptive Note : Graduate research project


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


Personal Author(s) : Campanile, Kevin J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602807.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : As the Air Force begins to face budget limitations, every program must be analyzed for efficiencies. AMC is in the process of trying to find such efficiencies to help mitigate cuts. By taking a fresh look at intratheater airlift requirements and historical data, AMC can justify its current C-130 manning or find that a new mix can both meet COCOM requirements and become more efficient. The research goal is to guide a discussion within AMC that will determine the optimal deployed crew. This will lead to further discussions on proper C-130 squadron manning and appropriate C-130 component makeup. The focus of this research is to find the optimal crew ratio for deployed C-130s from both a historic and forward looking perspective. The research contains quantitative analysis in the form of analyzing historical data, and has a qualitative component in the form of questionnaires of past deployed C-130 commanders and directors of operation. Additionally, a high UTE rate scenario is analyzed to aid in warding off a myopic decision based solely on history. All of this taken together yields a quant[79]itative decision tempered by less measurable factors to give a holistic view of crew ratio planning.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE BUDGETS , *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , *FLIGHT CREWS , *MANPOWER , *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , EFFICIENCY , LIMITATIONS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS , QUESTIONNAIRES , REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE