Limitations to European C-130 Deployment.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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While the strategic airlift flow during a major European conflict has been thoroughly analyzed in other AFIT theses and by HQ MAC, using the M-14 simulation, the interaction with deploying C-130 units has not been addressed. This project quantifies the competition for resources at such enroute facilities as Goose Bay and Lajes. The activities modeled include ramp space, refueling units, maintenance, and air traffic control restrictions. The methodology was to build a simulation model using SLAM Simulation Language for Alternative Modeling. The simulation was used to analyze the interactions and bottle necks that occur as strategic airlift flow rates and C-130 deployment flow rates vary. The objective was to provide MAC contigency planners with a tool to verify the feasibility of their deployment plans. the results of the analysis identify resource constraints and flow limitations in the European scenario. The methodology allows study of deployments to other theaters with some changes to the simulation. Author