A Comparative Evaluation of the Effects of the Implementation of the Production Oriented Maintenance Organization (POMO) on Aircraft Maintenance
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The Production Oriented Maintenance Organization POMO represents an Air Force initiative directed at increasing effectiveness and efficiency within the aircraft maintenance organization. Although many operational units have implemented POMO, its impact on maintenance performance and maintenance personnel has not been fully evaluated. This research was directed at determining what effect, if any, POMO has had on the aircraft maintenance organization and its assigned personnel. Eighteen research variables relating to maintenance performance and the behaviorsattitudes of maintenance personnel were identified and used in making this determination. Data for analysis were obtained from three wings within the Tactical Air Command - the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida and the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Research results showed no improvements in maintenance performance and the behaviorsattitudes of maintenance personnel under the POMO concept while five variables showed a degradation. Within the scope of this research, the authors conclude that POMO has had no positive effect and some negative effects on the aircraft maintenance activity.
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