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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Lawrence R.
dc.contributor.advisorShu S. Liao
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, Edward C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:22:05Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:22:05Z
dc.date.issued1998-12-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8650
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this thesis is to determine the best way to manage the Flying Hour program (FHP) from the perspective of the U.S. Marine Forces Atlantic (MAPFORLANT) Aviation Budget Officer. The thesis has two main objectives. The first objective is to describe the organization and current financial management issues related to the FHP at the Department of the Navy (DON) and MARFORLANT levels. An historical overview of the FHP, an analysis of federal and defense budgeting dynamics, and an impact analysis of the Marine Aviation Campaign Plan are provided. The second objective is to conduct quantitative analysis of selected MARFORLANT data to better understand FHP cost behavior. Regression results are compared with previous DON research to determine the suitability of Cost Per Hour as the most reliable FHP metric. Analysis confirmed that there is a direct relationship between fuel and flight hours, but showed virtually no correlation between flight hours and aviation maintenance costs. These findings indicate that regression models show too much variability for them to be used to displace the DON OP-20 model as the primary means for budget forecasting for the FHP. The thesis concludes that the Aviation Budget Officer must continue to rely on qualitative budgeting skills to maximize the financial condition of MARFORLANT Aviationen_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/marinecorpsflyin00gard
dc.format.extentxiv, 116 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe Marine Corps Flying Hour Program at MARFORLANTen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Management
dc.subject.authorFlying Hour Programen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Corps Aviationen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Aviation Campaign Planen_US
dc.subject.authorFederal Budget Processen_US
dc.subject.authorCost Analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorBudget Analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorManagement Planning and Control Systemsen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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