Accession Number:

ADA273039

Title:

The Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program: The Problem of Lost Revenue and Market Shares

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

After setting on the shelf for 39 years, the first activation of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet CRAF program was a tremendous success. However, CRAF participants raised some significant issues such as lost revenue and government support during financial crisis that must be resolved to ensure future participation. This study examines problems CRAF participants encountered during Operation Desert ShieldDesert Storm. This thesis looks into our past to find precedents where commercial transportation was used to meet wartime requirements. Railroads played this crucial role during World War I and World War II. A comparison of how the government solved the railroads problems during World War I and World War II to the CRAF problem may provide a solution and ensure a viable CRAF program in the future. The thesis concludes there are precedents the U.S. Government can use to assist the CRAF participants. To resolve lost revenue problems, the Government can develop a compensation formula like the one used during WWI. This formula would base compensation on several consecutive years of financial data instead of annual negotiations. Civil Reserve Air Fleet CRAF, Airlift

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE