Estimating Requirements for Aircraft Recoverable Spares and Depot Repair
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The research described in this report focuses on the difficult problem of estimating requirements for aircraft recoverable spares and depot- level component repair. These resources represent a major annual expenditure for the Air Force. In the mid-1980s, they absorbed roughly 5 billion annually, about 3 billion for spares investments and 2 billion for repair. The austere budgetary environment the Air Force currently faces reinforces the need to achieve adequate levels of aircraft availability at least cost. The research described in this report suggests initiative that will enable the Air Force to reduce its investments in aircraft recoverable spares while maintaining roughly its traditional levels of aircraft availability. In short, these initiatives promise to enhance the robustness of stockage postures in the face of uncertain demands by producing a smarter mix of spares they include fundamental changes in policy as well as improvements in requirements estimation techniques.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies