Cost Savings Potential of a Commercial Reservation System for the Military Airlift Command.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The Military Airlift Command MAC has responsibility for all Department of Defense international passenger reservations. Primarily because of rapidly improving technology in the commercial travel industry, MAC has been unable to effectively compete with commercial services. In addition, the Military Traffic Management Command MTMC has developed a separate traffic management data base which duplicates some of the MAC operations. The study evaluates the possibilities of integrating the MAC data base with commercial airlines data bases and combining the MAC and MTMC operations under a single organization. This project examines the efficiency, responsiveness, and cost effectiveness of the military reservation system in light operational and organizational constraints. A proposal is outlined to improve operations by integrating PRAMS with the Scheduled Airlines Traffic Office SATO system using commercially designed Computerized Reservation System CRS. A second proposal is outlined which organizationally realigns all DOD reservation functions under a unified transportation command.
- Military Aircraft Operations