Reliability/Maintainability Trade-Off Procedure for the Main Rotor Blade of a Heavy Lift Helicopter.
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
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The paper develops a quantitative procedure for trading off reliability and maintainability parameters on the main rotor blade of a heavy lift helicopter. The procedure through the use of the probability tree makes possible the calculation of estimated operational availability and life cycle cost of the main rotor blade at the organizational level Aviation Company within the Department of Army. The predicted life cycle costs of the blade presented in the procedure is given on a cost per organizational unit per month basis in order that the blade cost can be used as an input to the fleet life cycle cost of the heavy lift helicopter. Author