Environmental Effects upon Cross-Servicing of Aircraft In NATO
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Cross-servicing of aircraft within NATO is a system established to provide services to aircraft by organizations other than those to which the aircraft are assigned. The ability to provide those services depends on the level of standardization and interoperability within the NATO alliance, and the present diversity of types of aircraft largely restricts the possibility to render those services. The system is regulated by the Standard Agreement 3430 under the field of responsibility of the Military Agency for Standardization MAS. New factors in the NATO political, economic, and military environment have arisen in the last few years, which added to already existing factors, have produced a situation of increased force requirements with reduced defense budgets and are forcing NATO planners to reassess the whole strategic planning within the alliance. To determine the effects of the new environmental factors on the NATO logistics situation, thus on the diversity of types of aircraft and cross-servicing capabilities, a survey package was sent to the several organizations involved in the management of logistics through out the alliance. The survey answers were statistically analyzed by regional areas, by continent, by organization, and by the condition of civilian or military of the respondents. Theses.
- Terminal Flight Facilities