AH-64 Apache cost reduction
Short, Daniel R.
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The Total Ownership Cost Reduction (TOCR) Program was implemented to assist the Program Manager (PM) in upgrading components with significant life- cycle costs. Neither a formal database tracking system for corrosion nor a funded program for updating corrosion-susceptible parts exists. In 1996, at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, replacement of corroded gearboxes on the AH-64A Apache Helicopter accounted for $1.12M, yet went unnoticed due to the lack of a comprehensive database. The Apache PM experiences difficulty in taking full advantage of the TOCR program because of application and funding uncertainties. Corrosion of the Apache's driveline components merits overhaul-procedure modifications under the TOCR program. However, the lack of database tracking and inadequate TOCR program funding discourage PM use. This thesis researches component database tracking and TOCR funding to facilitate the PMs reduction of the Apache's life-cycle costs.
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