The Effect of Reliability and Maintainability on the F-14A TF30P412A Engine.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report covers a brief history of the TF30P412A Engine and the F-14As capabilities, the present military specification for aircraft engine testing, analysis of major components of the TF30P412A reliability and maintainability RAM and their affect on availability and the logistics support system. It can be concluded from the report that our present system for developing and testing aircraft engines needs to be improved and that the TF30P412A is a result of the inadequate process. The low operational readiness of the F-14A can in part be blamed on the TF30P412A engines low RAM. The supply problem has grown due to a proliferating parts problem resulting from numerous Engineering Change Proposals ECPs. It is recommended that the Navy continue to place more emphasis on reliability in the future establish a Joint Engine Program Office with the Air Force establish a 1,000 hour mission test for engine development should give reliability priority over increased technical performance in the development of a new engine and compare RAM figures for all the turbofan engines. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines