Accession Number:

AD0266147

Title:

INFLUENCE OF RESOURCE AND POLICY CHANGES ON AIRCRAFT CAPABILITIES

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The principal method employed to examine effects of changes in policies and resources was a machine-simulation technique developed in the course of research. The outputs of the simulation were checked against Air Force experience to ensure that they are reasonably pertinentAND ACCURATE. A hypothetical squadron of aircraft is used as the ve icle for studying the effects of different policies and resources on operational capability. Opera ional policy changes and their effect on capability are systematically examined. A similar examination then follows, dealing with maintenance policies and changes in numbers of aircraft in an organization, numbers of direct maintenance personnel in the squadron, and quantities of aerospace ground equipment and spare parts. The maintenance perso nel are considered in terms of work priority, skill levels and cross-training. Maintenance-management responsiveness is also discussed. The study considers the proble of selecting particular policies and resources in the light of cost and manpower limitations as well as strategic and tactical m tters. Finally, it deals with problems of new weapon systems phasing in and those phasing out. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE