Improving Readiness: A Cost-Effective Approach.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This thesis develops and demonstrates a method for improving aircraft readiness by adding specific stocks to specific bases. The effect of additional stockage on Not Operationally Ready Supply NORS is discussed. The relationship of items requisitioned as NORS to NORS aircraft is investigated using eight months of reported NORS for the A7D. Using an expression for expected NORS which is developed in the paper, a method for improving readiness is presented. The potential of the method is demonstrated using data on the F111, FB111, A7D, and B52. Increases in readiness equivalent to several additional aircraft are shown to be possible for relatively very low investments. A summary of eight months of NORS data for the F111, FB111, A7D, B52 and C135 is also included.
- Economics and Cost Analysis