Accession Number:

ADA030146

Title:

Scheduled Maintenance Policies for the F-4 Aircraft: Results of the Maintenance Posture Improvement Program,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

Maintenance procedures for the F-4 aircraft in support of the AF Maintenance Posture Improvement Program were examined. The F-4 has been receiving maintenance on two independent schedules, one being a major calendar-based overhaul at a depot, the other being less drastic maintenance phased into six evenly spaced inspections and cyclically performed at the air base every 450 flying hours. It was found that 1 certain minor inspections were unnecessary or unnecessarily frequent 2 it was possible, with safety, to extend the base to 600 hours and 3 many individual base inspections could be performed more efficiently during the dismantling at the depot. With all three steps implemented, it is estimated that, for the entire F-4 force, 1,537,500 maintenance man-hours over 70 percent per year would be saved. Furthermore, the number of aircraft tied up in the inspection docks on any given day would be reduced nearly 70 percent -- from 129 to 41.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE