A proposal to implement statistical reliability analysis methodology into the naval aviation maintenance program
Driver, Thomas Preston
Kressel, Herbert John
Creighton, John W.
Jolly, James A.
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This thesis investigates the decision logic utilized in the existing and planned aircraft maintenance programs of the United States Navy. Personal interviews were used to augment the research of printed material in order to determine the functional results as well as the theoretical concepts. The authors' basic belief in the profit motive as an incentive for efficiency led to additional research into the decision logic employed by the commercial air carriers. The conclusions reflect the contention that a statistical reliability based maintenance program would increase the efficiency of resource allocation and aircraft reliability. Recommendations are proposed which would aid in the implementation of such a system.
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