Aircraft maintenance (41 - 50 of 51 items)
The Air Force Has Not Compared Costs of Alternative Ways To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
PLRD-83-18: Published: Nov 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO attempted to verify: (1) the projected cost savings associated with the lease of replacements for CT-39 aircraft, (2) the cost to phase out the existing CT-39 fleet, and (3) the personnel savings from converting to contract maintenance. Further, GAO commented on the prudence of leasing replacement aircraft in lieu of purchase.GAO found that the Air Force ha...
Factors Limiting the Availability of F-15 Aircraft at the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing
PLRD-82-83: Published: Jun 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of the Air Force's F-15 aircraft assigned to the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW), Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Specifically, GAO was asked to identify and analyze the factors affecting the peacetime readiness of aircraft at TFW.GAO found that the major problems affecting aircraft availability were the maintenance and absenc...
Organizational Structure and Information Systems Used To Manage the Army's Depot-Level Maintenance Programs
103401: Sep 19, 1977
A review of the operational structure and information systems used to manage the Army's depot-level maintenance programs revealed that the prompt processing of maintenance data is a significant problem for the Army.The Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) used data on the application of modification work orders to determine the status of the various approved aircraft modification projects. A lar...
Potential Reductions in Aircraft Operation and Maintenance Costs by Using Thrust Computing Support Equipment
PLRD-82-4: Published: Oct 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to save fuel and reduce maintenance costs on turbine jet engines through thrust and power management and studied the feasibility of using certain equipment which has the capability of measuring the thrust of engines while installed in aircraft.The analyses showed that the accurate measurement and settin...
Evaluation of the Activities of the Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services
088057: Jun 24, 1981
No summary is currently available...
Increased Standardization Would Reduce Costs of Ground Support Equipment for Military Aircraft
LCD-80-30: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
Military aircraft ground support equipment was reviewed to determine whether more commonality of support equipment was feasible and whether earlier planning during the aircraft design phase could reduce the number and kinds of this equipment entering military inventories. Each new aircraft developed for the military services results in the development of thousands of ground support equipment items...
The Air Force Can Reduce Its Stated Requirements for Strategic Airlift Crews
LCD-79-411: Published: Sep 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1979.
Maintaining more crews than necessary to fly the C-5 and C-141 strategic airlift planes is costly and unjustified. The Air Force has determined that it needs four crews for each of these aircraft, but due to efforts to preserve the service life of the C-5 by limiting the flying hours of the fleet, only 3.25 aircrews are presently authorized for each C-5. The Air Force has developed and uses a comp...
Centralizing Aircraft Component Repair in the Field Can Provide Significant Savings
LCD-79-409: Published: Mar 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1979.
The Air Force has about 9,240 aircraft with components requiring repair or maintenance at field bases at a cost of $400 million per year plus the costs for repair equipment and facilities. Both Congress and GAO have encouraged the elimination of duplication in support activities and the Air Force has centralized some component repair operations.More remains to be done to consolidate work loads and...
Substantial Savings Available To The Military Services Through Increased Recapping of Aircraft Tires
B-146753: Published: Feb 01, 1968. Publicly Released: Feb 01, 1968.
GAO reviewed the aircraft tire recapping practices in the Department of Defense, focusing on the substantial savings that could be realized by the government if tires used on military aircraft are recapped as many times as practicable.GAO noted that: (1) by recapping aircraft tires as many times as the condition of casings permits, commercial airlines get more recaps per tire than the Air Force an...
Review of Determination of Requirements for Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Shows Need for Management Improvement
B-152600: Published: Nov 13, 1967. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1967.
GAO reviewed whether the Navy's and the Air Force's selection, authorization, and purchase of aircraft ground support equipment was properly correlated with actual needs.GAO noted that: (1) future savings in aircraft program costs can be realized by improvements in determining needs for aircraft ground support equipment; (2) the F-4 program costs could have been significantly reduced had both mili...