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dc.contributor.advisorSzechtman, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorGable, Adam V.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:40Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:40Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42629
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractNaval aviation accounts for 54% of all naval fuel usage. With such a large footprint, even small reductions in fuel consumption can have a significant impact on the bottom line. Recognizing this fact, the Chief of Naval Operations has targeted naval aviation to achieve a 4% reduction in non-mission fuel burn without adversely affecting mission execution or safety. In this thesis, we model ground operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and NAS Lemoore to identify and reduce the time an aircraft spends with engines online during post-flight operations. Specifically, by reducing the processes performed while conducting hot brake checks and reducing resources required at the hot skids, we are able to save over $8 million at NAS Oceana and Lemoore alone. In addition, we have identified zero-cost coordination efforts that increase synchronization of fuel truck delivery to their consumers, such as noting refueling intentions on schedules to allow fuel truck managers to allocate trucks more efficiently, leading to additional savings. We provide recommendations specific to each base and recommendations that can be adopted fleet-wide. Finally, we identify that the current allocation of aircraft among bases is suboptimal and provide policy recommendations that would improve overall readiness.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleStudy of Naval Air Station operations to reduce fuel consumptionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDixon, Michael
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authoroptimizationen_US
dc.subject.authoraircraft allocationen_US
dc.subject.authorfuel reductionen_US
dc.subject.authornaval aviationen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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