Accession Number : ADA603236


Title :   Estimating C-17 Aircrew Seasoning Given a Prediction of Flying Austerity


Descriptive Note : Graduate research paper Jun 2013-Jun 2014


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


Personal Author(s) : Rovello, Frank W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603236.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : The purpose of this Graduate Research Project is to focus on estimating a minimum range in C-17 tails required to meet Air Mobility Commands active duty aircrew seasoning requirements, given a prediction of future flying austerity. The researcher employs a three phase case study. Phase one focuses on the historical analysis of asset allocation and the current process referred to as the Commander Air Force Forces Appropriation and Allocation Process. Phase two begins the data analysis, focusing on sorties flown by active duty units from January to July 2013, which determines average training and mission sortie duration. Finally, phase three merges the results from phases one and two in order to estimate a minimum range in tails required to meet a targeted seasoning rate in hours per month for both basic and augmented crews. The methodology employed concludes the CAAP is suited to monitor C-17 allocations to offload excess requirements in accordance with Department of Defense policy and prevent serious future readiness shortfalls given the unpredictable nature of the budget and reduced airlift demand in the event of future flying austerity.


Descriptors :   *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , ACTIVE DUTY , ALLOCATIONS , DATA PROCESSING , FLIGHT CREWS , FLIGHT TRAINING


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE