The Effects of Funding Gaps on Depot Maintenance Hours
Technical Report,01 Sep 2018,26 Mar 2020
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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The relationship between expenditures and readiness level is a topic of interest to military senior leaders, defense resource planners, and the American taxpayer alike. Senior leaders within the Air Force AF justify increased defense budgets by pointing to the potential adverse effects that decreased funding could have on military readiness. Resource planners within the AF are then tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that budgets are allocated most effectively to maximize the AFs ability to project air-power across a variety of contingency operations. This thesis investigates the relationship between budgets and readiness by examining the relationship between depot level funding and hours of aircraft downtime spent at the depot. Funding is analyzed in terms of the magnitude that the amount of funding receives deviates from the amount of funding requested by the planner. The analysis ultimately did not find any conclusive relationship between deviations from requested depot budget levels and the number of hours of downtime spent at the depot.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Statistics and Probability