Fighter Aircraft Engine Dependability versus Reconnaissance Aircraft Engine Dependability When Both Aircraft Use the Same Engine.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The technique currently used to forecast engine removals considers specific engine-aircraft combinations. If there is a significant difference in dependability of the same engine used in different aircraft it might be possible to redefine the engine-aircraft combination when forecasting and thus lower costs through a reduction or reallocation of the overall engine inventory. The F4 weapon system was selected as a study vehicle to analyze the effect of aircraft use or mission on engine dependability because the GE J79-15 engine is installed in different models of the F4 aircraft that are used for basically different purposes reconnaissance and fighter-bomber missions. Engine failure data was obtained over an eight year period and statistically analyzed. Modified author abstract
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines