The MSG-2 Commercial Airline Concept: A Department of Defense Program for Reliability-Centered Maintenance.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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MSG-2 is a planning and analysis technique developed by the commercial airlines to streamline scheduled maintenance requirements by capitalizing upon the inherent reliability of systems and equipment through greater use of condition monitoring. The study examines MSG-2 development in the commercial sector along with the substantial successes realized in reducing support costs that prompted the Department of Defense to incorporate MSG-2 into its own Reliability-Centered Maintenance RCM program. Army, Navy, and Air Force approaches for implementing RCM are analyzed in detail. The current status and future plans for aircraftequipment programs subjected to the analysis are also examined. Features of the three Services approaches are constrasted and a number of conclusions are drawn concerning RCM training, contract versus organic efforts, and new procurement versus existing inventory aircraft systems. Finally, several recommendations for further research and policy changes are suggested. Author
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