Accession Number : ADA179335


Title :   An Analysis of the Impact of Reliability and Maintainability on Maintenance Manpower Requirements and Mission Effectiveness for the F-16 Implementation by the Turkish Air Force


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Akpinar, Muammer


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA179335


Report Date : DEC 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : The Turkish Air Force (TUAF) has decided to change its current centralized aircraft maintenance system to the combat oriented maintenance system for the F-16 implementation. An aircraft maintenance system is a highly complex system of resources and activities that interact to maintain a pool of mission capable aircraft. Because of its contribution to operational readiness and sustainability, managing manpower resources becomes even more critical as the new program is implemented and a new weapon system becomes operational. Enhanced supportability depends upon efficient and effective resource allocation. In addition to the many other topics concerning resource allocation and investment trade off, improved reliability and maintainability (R&M) of modern weapon systems have become the focus of the top level decision makers. To assist in the R&M, a simulation model of the aircraft maintenance system for a generic fighter squadron was developed using Simulation Language for Alternative Modeling (SLAM). This research specifically addressed the impact of reliability and maintainability on maintenance manpower requirements and mission effectiveness. An additional question examined is the impact of the consolidation of maintenance specialities on maintenance manpower requirements. A full factorial analysis of variance was used to address the impact of R&M on mission effectiveness. A non-statistical analysis was performed to address the impact of R&M on maintenance manpower requirements. Due to manner in which this model has been constructed, it is a flexible model that can be easily adapted to a different aircraft.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *MANPOWER , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , MAINTENANCE , REQUIREMENTS , SIMULATION , FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , COMMERCE , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , AIRCRAFT , DECISION MAKING , INVESTMENTS , IMPACT , MODELS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , THESES , MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , MAINTAINABILITY , RELIABILITY , ALLOCATIONS , RESOURCES , SIMULATION LANGUAGES , SQUADRONS , FACTORIAL DESIGN.


Subject Categories : ATTACK AND FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
      ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE