A Study of Aviation Resources and Readiness Relationships. Volume I. Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
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The relationship between aircraft readiness and spares usage at the squadron level, specifically for the F-4B, CH-53, and TA-4F aircraft, is analyzed. The study determines the best combination of aircraft, maintenance man-hours, and spare parts for various budgets. Since the availability of spare parts is a big factor in aircraft readiness, a detailed examination was made of the spare parts resupply system, and recommendations are made for improving this system, that is, for decreasing the time it takes for a supply requisition to be filled. Additional recommendations are made for changing the current method of estimating the quantities of spare parts needed for a specific aircraft model.