Introduction of the F/A-18 Phased Support for the USMC at MCAS El Toro.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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To achieve and to sustain a high level of aviation fleet readiness with an aircraft and its weapon systems continues to be a major goal associated with every aircraft acquisition program. To date the Navy has not been able to achieve this goal. Some aircraft have enjoyed brief moments of high operational readiness, but no aircraft has enjoyed sustained high operational readiness. The FA-18 represents an ongoing aircraft acquisition program where Integrated Logistic Support innovations have become routine to the normal conduct of business. This thesis examines the FA-18 Aircraft Program in the area of the phased support concept and the programs implementation approach with the Site Specific Phased Support Plan and the Support Site Activation Plan at the first operational site, the USMC at MCAS El Toro. Using the methodology of systems engineering, the thesis develops and recommends a logistic system design approach and an organizational structure to accomplish site optimization of the Site Specific Phased Support Plan. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies