A Computerized Methodology for the Identification of Aircraft Equipment Items for Reliability Improvement.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of this research was to develop a model which will identify aircraft equipment items for potential reliability improvement. A model was constructed to utilize a recently compiled data base comprised of four Air Force data collection systems G033B, D056, D041, and K051. Included in the data base are 31 active Air Force aircraft weapon systems. The model analyzes the data under three replacement policies a Replace on depot condemnation, b Replace or repair at the base, and c Replace on failure. Given the estimated investment required to improve the reliability of an item, the model will estimate the benefits that would accrue in terms of reduced support cost and increased availability. The investment and benefits are used to form an estimated return-on-investment ratio. The model was exercised on the 1650 stock class of items for the 31 mission design series aircraft. The results of the model, in terms of potential candidates for reliability improvement, were discussed with personnel assigned at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Author
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