Accession Number:

ADA291400

Title:

C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

In recent years, there has been congressional concern about whether C-17 is the most cost-effective aircraft to meet the Air Forces airlift requirement. The Fiscal Year 1994 National Defense Authorization Act conference report contains a provision calling for GAO to assess the original justification and the effect of technical problems and cost increases on the aircrafts ability to achieve original program requirements. This report responds to that provision. It also discusses nature of the performance problems, the extent of the cost growth, results of the Department of Defenses DOD recent C-17 cost and operational effectiveness analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE