Accession Number:

ADA558280

Title:

Improving Knowledge of C-130 Aircraft Condition: A High Velocity Maintenance Case Study

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

High Velocity Maintenance HVM seems poised to revolutionize the way the Air Force schedules and performs depot-level maintenance on its aircraft. The four tenets of HVM -- Known Condition of the Aircraft, Supportability, Daily Standard Work, and High Burn Rate -- provide the basis for the Air Forces Air Logistics Centers ALCs to improve the quality of planning and scheduling that goes into each aircrafts depot maintenance visit. These tenets have been implemented at Warner Robins ALC as part of the C-130 depot maintenance process. While HVM is in active implementation there, much remains to be documented on how the process works in a practical way. This research is a case study that explores the way maintenance information systems and work unit codes are used to facilitate HVM on the C-130 line at Warner Robins ALC. The research focuses on the Centers implementation of improving knowledge of each aircrafts condition prior to its induction into the depot. This is investigated through a combination of documentation analysis, archival records review, interviews, and direct observations. The research also explores how an aircrafts maintenance history is compiled and considered in the depot planning process, and the way in which information flows from field-level maintenance units to enterprise-level information systems to where they are used as part of the depot planning process.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Information Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE