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dc.contributor.advisorMcMasters, Alan W.
dc.contributor.authorHase, Christopher A.
dc.dateJune 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:18:08Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:18:08Z
dc.date.issued1988-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23316
dc.description.abstractModern aircraft design allows for short turnaround times by removing the failed component and installing an operational one. The defective component is then either repaired in the squadron or turned in to supply which then sends the defective component to an Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) for repair. The aircraft is unable to be turned around for another flight if supply is out of stock of that component without resorting to additional maintenance measures. This is when aircraft readiness experiences a measurable deterioration due to supply not having the part on hand. Aircraft readiness, as defined in this thesis, is the ability of a specific F/A-18 to perform all of its missions. A simulation model which measures the time that an aircraft is not ready (downtime) was developed to relate the turnaround time at the IMA and the quantity of spare parts maintained by the supply system to this lack of readiness. The model developed showed that a decrease in the turnaround time of a part at the IMA, the increase in quantity of spare parts maintained by the supply system cause a nonlinear reduction in aircraft readiness. This model could be used to aid decision makers in determining the effect changes in spare parts quantities and IMA turnaround times could have on aircraft readiness.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/amodelofeffectof1094523316
dc.format.extent57 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA Model of the effect of sparing and repair turnaround time of the inertial navigation system on aircraft readiness for the F/A-18.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMitchell, Mark L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authoraircraft readinessen_US
dc.subject.authorIMAen_US
dc.subject.authorsupply supporten_US
dc.subject.authoraircraft down timeen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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