Accession Number : ADA580561


Title :   Enhanced Aircraft Platform Availability Through Advanced Maintenance Concepts and Technologies (Amelioration de la disponibilite des plateformes d'aeronefs au moyen de concepts de maintenance et de technologies evolues)


Descriptive Note : Meeting proceedings


Corporate Author : NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA580561


Report Date : Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : Aircraft availability is a key component of military capability and an important measure of the readiness and effectiveness of a force. For years, NATO accepted trade-offs between reliability and technical performance in tactical systems because it was compelled to pursue technological superiority over the Soviet Union during the Cold War. There is now a need to place more emphasis on availability, together with an enduring ability to provide it in tactical deployments with a small logistics footprint. Therefore, a Workshop was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 3 to 5 October 2006, to identify advanced maintenance/support concepts and technologies which could help to improve aircraft availability. It was attended by over eighty invited specialists from thirteen NATO Nations and two partner Nations. The topics of the papers were individually prearranged to ensure the widest possible coverage of this large topic, and fell into four main categories: national perspectives; metrics and key performance indicators; maintenance/support management concepts and technologies; and aircraft and support equipment technologies. Most speakers provided manuscript papers, which are contained in these proceedings. The AVT-144 Technical Team has also prepared a report which blends information from the Workshop with additional research. This has been published separately as RTO-TR-AVT-144.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , AIRCRAFT , AVAILABILITY , CORROSION INHIBITION , DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL) , INSPECTION , MAINTAINABILITY , RELIABILITY


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE