Accession Number:

ADA214750

Title:

Predicting the Cost of Initial Spares

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Oct 1989

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Predictive relationships are developed for the cost of initial spares for aircraft programs. Initial spares support the deployment of new aircraft. A close relationship is found between initial spares cost and weapon systems cost. Initial spares cost is also related to aircraft characteristics, such as weight, speed, and type of aircraft. Some anomalous findings regarding interactions among initial spares cost, weapon systems cost, and aircraft characteristics indicate that a better understanding of underlying causal relationships is needed.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE