Accession Number:

ADA179335

Title:

An Analysis of the Impact of Reliability and Maintainability on Maintenance Manpower Requirements and Mission Effectiveness for the F-16 Implementation by the Turkish Air Force

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

The Turkish Air Force TUAF has decided to change its current centralized aircraft maintenance system to the combat oriented maintenance system for the F-16 implementation. An aircraft maintenance system is a highly complex system of resources and activities that interact to maintain a pool of mission capable aircraft. Because of its contribution to operational readiness and sustainability, managing manpower resources becomes even more critical as the new program is implemented and a new weapon system becomes operational. Enhanced supportability depends upon efficient and effective resource allocation. In addition to the many other topics concerning resource allocation and investment trade off, improved reliability and maintainability RM of modern weapon systems have become the focus of the top level decision makers. To assist in the RM, a simulation model of the aircraft maintenance system for a generic fighter squadron was developed using Simulation Language for Alternative Modeling SLAM. This research specifically addressed the impact of reliability and maintainability on maintenance manpower requirements and mission effectiveness. An additional question examined is the impact of the consolidation of maintenance specialities on maintenance manpower requirements. A full factorial analysis of variance was used to address the impact of RM on mission effectiveness. A non-statistical analysis was performed to address the impact of RM on maintenance manpower requirements. Due to manner in which this model has been constructed, it is a flexible model that can be easily adapted to a different aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE