Cannibalization at the Pacific Fleet F/A-18 training squadrons
Williams, Racquel M
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This thesis analyzes cannibalization as it affects the Pacific Fleet Navy and Marine Corps F/A-l8 Fleet Replacement Squadrons. This thesis researches the supply/support posture of the F/A-l8, identifies its shortcomings, analyzes the cannibalizations performed by the squadrons and determines the impact and usefulness of cannibalizations. An increase in cannibalizations increases component failure rates. Cannibalization doubles maintenance man-hours and depletes valuable resources. The data showed no clear linear relationship between cannibalizations and mission capable rate, flight hours completed, sorties completed or direct maintenance man-hours. There were many inconsistencies between different data sources. Cannibalizations should be kept to a minimum. More specific guidance is needed for cannibalization. A better tracking system is needed to capture all cannibalization data. Incentives should be incorporated to encourage truth and accuracy in reporting
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