Aircraft Sustainment and RepairAircraft Sustainment and Repair



Outlining the state-of-the-art in aircraft sustainment, this book covers the use of quantitative fractography to determine the in-service crack length versus flight hours curve, the effect of intergranular cracking on structural integrity ...

Author: Rhys Jones

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780081005446

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Page: 970

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Aircraft Sustainment and Repair is a one-stop-shop for practitioners and researchers in the field of aircraft sustainment, adhesively bonded aircraft joints, bonded composites repairs, and the application of cold spray to military and civil aircraft. Outlining the state-of-the-art in aircraft sustainment, this book covers the use of quantitative fractography to determine the in-service crack length versus flight hours curve, the effect of intergranular cracking on structural integrity and the structural significance of corrosion. The book additionally illustrates the potential of composite repairs and SPD applications to metallic airframes. Covers corrosion damage assessment and management in aircraft structures Includes a key chapter on U.S. developments in the emerging field of supersonic particle deposition (SPD) Shows how to design and assess the potential benefits of both bonded composite repairs and SPD repairs to metallic aircraft structures to meet the damage tolerance requirements inherent in FAA ac 20-107b and the U.S. Joint Services

Examination of the U S Air Force s Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those NeedsExamination of the U S Air Force s Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs



... on Examination of the U.S. Air Force's Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future
and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs ... Maintenance activities can range from
simple to complex replacements/repairs to complete fabrication, manufacturing, ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309215206

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Page: 254

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The ability of the United States Air Force (USAF) to keep its aircraft operating at an acceptable operational tempo, in wartime and in peacetime, has been important to the Air Force since its inception. This is a much larger issue for the Air Force today, having effectively been at war for 20 years, with its aircraft becoming increasingly more expensive to operate and maintain and with military budgets certain to further decrease. The enormously complex Air Force weapon system sustainment enterprise is currently constrained on many sides by laws, policies, regulations and procedures, relationships, and organizational issues emanating from Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Air Force itself. Against the back-drop of these stark realities, the Air Force requested the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, under the auspices of the Air Force Studies Board to conduct and in-depth assessment of current and future Air Force weapon system sustainment initiatives and recommended future courses of action for consideration by the Air Force. Examination of the U.S. Air Force's Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs addresses the following topics: Assess current sustainment investments, infrastructure, and processes for adequacy in sustaining aging legacy systems and their support equipment. Determine if any modifications in policy are required and, if so, identify them and make recommendations for changes in Air Force regulations, policies, and strategies to accomplish the sustainment goals of the Air Force. Determine if any modifications in technology efforts are required and, if so, identify them and make recommendations regarding the technology efforts that should be pursued because they could make positive impacts on the sustainment of the current and future systems and equipment of the Air Force. Determine if the Air Logistics Centers have the necessary resources (funding, manpower, skill sets, and technologies) and are equipped and organized to sustain legacy systems and equipment and the Air Force of tomorrow. Identify and make recommendations regarding incorporating sustainability into future aircraft designs.

Force Multiplying Technologies for Logistics Support to Military OperationsForce Multiplying Technologies for Logistics Support to Military Operations



A shortfall in Army aviation depotlevel reparable surge repair capacity in the
existing Aviation Classification Repair ... This recognition led to a new
capabilities document for a Mobile Aircraft Sustainment Maintenance Capability (
MASMC).

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309307369

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Page: 230

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The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our nation's wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders. Accomplishing this mission rests on the ability of the Army to equip and move its forces to the battle and sustain them while they are engaged. Logistics provides the backbone for Army combat operations. Without fuel, ammunition, rations, and other supplies, the Army would grind to a halt. The U.S. military must be prepared to fight anywhere on the globe and, in an era of coalition warfare, to logistically support its allies. While aircraft can move large amounts of supplies, the vast majority must be carried on ocean going vessels and unloaded at ports that may be at a great distance from the battlefield. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown, the costs of convoying vast quantities of supplies is tallied not only in economic terms but also in terms of lives lost in the movement of the materiel. As the ability of potential enemies to interdict movement to the battlefield and interdict movements in the battlespace increases, the challenge of logistics grows even larger. No matter how the nature of battle develops, logistics will remain a key factor. Force Multiplying Technologies for Logistics Support to Military Operations explores Army logistics in a global, complex environment that includes the increasing use of antiaccess and area-denial tactics and technologies by potential adversaries. This report describes new technologies and systems that would reduce the demand for logistics and meet the demand at the point of need, make maintenance more efficient, improve inter- and intratheater mobility, and improve near-real-time, in-transit visibility. Force Multiplying Technologies also explores options for the Army to operate with the other services and improve its support of Special Operations Forces. This report provides a logistics-centric research and development investment strategy and illustrative examples of how improved logistics could look in the future.

AR 750 1 09 12 2013 ARMY MATERIEL MAINTENANCE POLICY Survival EbooksAR 750 1 09 12 2013 ARMY MATERIEL MAINTENANCE POLICY Survival Ebooks



Army National Guard sustainment maintenance a. All depot maintenance for
ARNG end items (except aircraft) will be on an exchange or repair-and-return
basis. Surface equipment that requires unscheduled or urgent depot repair will
be ...

Author: Us Department Of Defense

Publisher: Delene Kvasnicka www.survivalebooks.com

ISBN:

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AR 750-1 09/12/2013 ARMY MATERIEL MAINTENANCE POLICY , Survival Ebooks

Zero Sustainment Aircraft for the U S Air ForceZero Sustainment Aircraft for the U S Air Force



Weapon system sustainment (WSS) is a key measure of component repair/
overhaul; requirements are outpacing ... funds is directed towards sustainment,
with an emphasis on keeping the current fleet safe, improving aircraft availability
rates, ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309272612

Category:

Page: 56

View: 905

Overall Air Force weapon system sustainment (WSS) costs are growing at more than 4 percent per year, while budgets have remained essentially flat. The cost growth is due partly to aging of the aircraft fleet, and partly to the cost of supporting higher-performance aircraft and new capabilities provided by more complex and sophisticated systems, such as the latest intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms. Furthermore, the expectation for the foreseeable future is that sustainment budgets are likely to decrease, so that the gap between budgets and sustainment needs will likely continue to grow wider. Most observers accept that the Air Force will have to adopt new approaches to WSS if it is going to address this problem and remain capable of carrying out its missions. In this context, the original intent of this 3-day workshop was to focus on ways that science and technology (S&T) could help the Air Force reduce sustainment costs. However, as the workshop evolved, the discussions focused more and more on Air Force leadership, management authority, and culture as the more critical factors that need to change in order to solve sustainment problems. Many participants felt that while S&T investments could certainly help--particularly if applied in the early stages ("to the left") of the product life cycle--adopting a transformational management approach that defines the user-driven goals of the enterprise, empowers people to achieve them, and holds them accountable, down to the shop level. Several workshop participants urged Air Force leaders to start the process now, even though it will take years to percolate down through the entire organization. These sustainment concerns are not new and have been studied extensively, including recent reports from the National Research Council's Air Force Studies Board and the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

A Common Operating Picture for Air Force Materiel SustainmentA Common Operating Picture for Air Force Materiel Sustainment



... optempos and additional aircraft in their particular context. However, they have
no idea of the feasible operational tradeoffs in the face of financial and the DLR
sustainment system's constraints. The CSWs, maintenance wings, contractors, ...

Author: Raymond Pyles

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833041289

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Page: 112

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Describes a potential common operating system (COP) for the Air Force materiel sustainment system (MSS). The authors first develop a COP based on the principles of effects-based measures, schwerpunkt (organizational focus), decision rights, and a nonmarket economic framework, then they apply the COP to depot-level reparable component sustainment to illustrate how the COP would improve overall MSS efficiency and responsiveness.

Challenges and Issues with the Further Aging of U S Air Force AircraftChallenges and Issues with the Further Aging of U S Air Force Aircraft



The U.S. Air Force and other operators of already-old aircraft can expect to
encounter difficult institutional challenges. ... 1 Sustainment providers include
airfield-level maintenance organizations, heavy/depot-level maintenance
organizations, ...

Author: J. R. Gebman

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833045188

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Page: 61

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Over the next 20 years, the further aging of already-old aircraft will introduce challenges and issues for aircraft operators. The technical challenges relate to structures, propulsion, and systems. The institutional challenges include limitations on independent verification of fleet status and future condition and on information needed for engineering analyses including risk assessment, and an overall scarcity of resources.

Defense depot maintenance DOD shifting more workload for new weapon systems to the private sector report to congressional requestersDefense depot maintenance DOD shifting more workload for new weapon systems to the private sector report to congressional requesters



These programs include the C-17 transport aircraft, the F-22 fighter aircraft, F/A-
18E/F fighter and attack aircraft, and the ... As a result, the C-17 program office is
using an interim flexible sustainment strategy and has awarded a contract
making ...

Author:

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428975583

Category:

Page:

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Air Force MagazineAir Force Magazine



I am concerned , as you are , about a tendency in the acquisition community to go
to outside maintenance , ' he said . ... include Total System Support
Responsibility for support of the E - 8C Joint STARS radar aircraft , Flexible
Sustainment for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435067364042

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Aerospace AmericaAerospace America



This signifies our mutual interest to explore ways in which we may both
collaborate and address sustainment , maintenance , repair and overhaul ,
engineering and technical support of military aircraft , ” said Waleed Al Mokarrab
Al Muhairi ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036051100

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Transform or DieTransform or Die



... address system issues in the installation of a lean manufacturing system at a
maintenance and repair depot of the U.S. Air ... of new sustainment technologies
to be put in place to maintain, repair, and make aircraft available for “war fighters.

Author: David S. Baskin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465332929

Category:

Page: 170

View: 528

Transform or Die: Company Imperatives for Success in a Global Information Economy, is a book that addresses the essentials of a changing Flat world. Transform or Die provides methods, rationales and instructions for how to develop and implement cross-cultural communication business strategies that must be addressed to be able to compete and succeed in the 21st century. The content is based on over 30 years of experience as an organization and executive development consultant, both internal and external to corporations. The content is based on research from authors and sources within relevant fields, as well as research I have conducted.

Research Relating to ChildrenResearch Relating to Children



3 (Aug 1999), p.26-32 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Arctic maintenance battle
drills Michael A Baumeister, Capt illus ... Wil. liam N. Washington bibliog chart pot
Acquisition Review Quarterly vö no 3 (Summer 1999) p305-315 Integrated
sustainment maintenance Bruce Koedding. ... 2 (Mar Apr 1999) p42-44 See also
AIR BASES - United States - Maintenance and Repair AIRCRAFT
MAINTENANCE ...

Author: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000063794076

Category:

Page:

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The Homeland Security Department s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2012The Homeland Security Department s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2012



Funding is requested for the following assets: o RB-M – Funding for maintenance
, repair, and operational costs. o FRC ... $28.7 million for critical depot level
maintenance and asset sustainment for vessels, aircraft, and shore infrastructure.

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822038359303

Category:

Page: 292

View: 480

Applying Best Practices to Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft Engine SustainmentApplying Best Practices to Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft Engine Sustainment



Explores the potential for cost savings in the Department of Defense through the greater use of use of Federal Aviation Administration-certified parts and repairs provided by companies other than the original equipment manufacturer.

Author: Mary E. Chenoweth

Publisher:

ISBN: 0833095730

Category:

Page: 130

View: 783

Explores the potential for cost savings in the Department of Defense through the greater use of use of Federal Aviation Administration certified parts and repairs provided by companies other than the original equipment manufacturer."