The Impact of Reliability Improvement Warranties on Naval Aviation Maintenance at the Fleet Level.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The recently published DoD Acquisition Improvement Program increases the emphasis placed on using Reliability Improvement Warranties as a means to improve weapon system reliability and maintainability. Several previous studies have concentrated on RIW selection criteria, cost factors, and reliability improvement incentives. The authors believe that adequate attention has not been given to the fleet level impact of utilizing RIWs. This study reviews past and present contracts to assess these RIW impacts on the Naval Aviation community from an operational and supply point of view. The complexities of fleet level management of warranted assets, the risks posed to the contracting parties, the opinions of fleet maintenance managers, and the RIWs expected fiscal benefits, are among the items discussed. Author
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