An Analysis and Evaluation of Use of Economic Theory in Aircraft Engine Repair-Discard Decisions.
AIR FORCE BUSINESS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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THIS STAFF STUDY REPORT IS AN ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF ECONOMIC THEORY TO AIRCRAFT ENGINE AND ACCESSORIES REPAIR-DISCARD DECISIONS. The study is based upon an extensive review of the ERRC expendability, recoverability, and repairability category coding system and CIP component improvement program system at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. The basic implication is that present repair-discard decisions do not account for higher costs and production delays in the future because of shortages of critical materials. Accounting for this factor could change a discard decision to repair resulting in dollar savings and better field support for engines and accessories. Author
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