Accession Number:

AD0785444

Title:

Fighter Aircraft Engine Dependability versus Reconnaissance Aircraft Engine Dependability When Both Aircraft Use the Same Engine.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE