C-5M Fuel Efficiency Through MFOQA Data Analysis
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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This study investigates the usage of Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance MFOQA data as a means to obtain precise, aircraft-specific fuel loads. Currently, USAF C-5M aircraft include a 4 degrade value in their fueling practices. MFOQA data are analyzed in an attempt to refine this value. Case study data are analyzed from a single C-5M. A model is constructed using smoothing techniques which compare MFOQA actual observations to a baseline flight test model. The resulting figures are applicable to fuel planning and fuel efficiency concepts. Validation is presented through comparison with computerized flight planning software output. Results from the case study analysis are presented within the framework of fleet-wide implementation and maintenance practices.
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