Cost-effectiveness study of potential HC-130 aircraft assignment locations in the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic area
Herr, Richard Dennis
Harrison, Don E., Jr.
Capra, James R.
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This study examines alternative locations for the eight HC-130, long-range , fixed-wing aircraft available in the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area during the FY 75 - FY 84 period. The objective was to achieve the maximum effectiveness possible at a reasonable cost. A computer simulation of HC-130 air operations in the region of interest was developed to produce relevant cost and operational effectiveness measurements. The study indicates that of the three potential sites considered--Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Florida--assignment of three HC-130s at CGAS Elizabeth City and five at St. Petersburg-Clearwater is optimal.
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