Accession Number:

AD0748990

Title:

Aircraft Planned Inspection Policies: a Briefing,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The report briefly summarizes to late 1970 Rands findings concerning aircraft inspection intervals and content at base and depot levels. In 1966, the Military Airlift Command switched from a flying hour inspection of their C-141s to an isochronal or calendar time inspection at base level. This allowed a team of investigators to study the effects that variable flying hours have on aircraft. They found that between inspections, aircraft with many flying hours appeared to perform no differently on maintenance and operations measures than aircraft with fewer flying hours. These data suggested that some aircraft inspection intervals could be safely extended, and in some instances this has already begun. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE