Accession Number:

ADA112479

Title:

An Economic Analysis of the C-130 Wing Rotation Concept to the VOLANT PINE Operation.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The Military Airlift Command maintains 16 C-130 aircraft in Europe on a rotational basis. This requirement satisfies a U.S. commitment to NATO and provides tactical airlift to U.S. Armed Forces in Europe. Stateside-based C-130 Wings alternate rotating squadrons to Europe for 60-day periods, resulting in 192 C-130 ocean crossings per year. The purpose of this research was to perform an economic analysis of both the existing method of deployingredeploying C-130 units to Europe, and of an alternative method, the Wing Rotation concept. Under the Wing Rotation concept, a wing would rotate the aircraft once and have all its participating squadrons rotate in succession, with aircrews and support personnel exchanging by C-141 aircraft. The research objective was to select that Wing Rotation alternative which will reduce the present cost of rotating C-130 units to Europe without causing a negative impact on morale. The research product resulted in positive indications that a cost reduction in rotating C-130 units to Europe without impacting negatively on morale is feasible.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE