Aircraft (51 - 60 of 88 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...
Federal Civilian Agencies' Management of Their Aircraft and Related Services
119509: Sep 23, 1982
GAO discussed the results of its review on the management of aircraft by Federal civilian agencies. In 1977, GAO reported that Federal civilian agencies were acquiring, operating, and managing aircraft independently and without any Government-wide guidance. In a current review, GAO found that, although these agencies spent nearly $500 million to operate aircraft in fiscal year 1981, very little ha...
Information on B-747 and C-5B Aircraft Cost Comparisons
MASAD-82-48: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the cost of the B-747 and C-5B aircraft, competing alternatives for airlift enhancement.GAO found that the cost estimates for the B-747 aircraft prepared by the contractor and those prepared by the Air Force vary widely because of differing estimating methods and assumptions. Major differences between the estimates for the B-747 are in the costs associated with operating...
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...
Need To Maximize RPV Use Where Suited To Save Lives and Dollars
115901: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO survey showed that the state-of-the-art was not a major barrier to using remotely piloted vehicles (RPV's) as an alternative to manned aircraft in many situations. Recovery technology was found to be the most significant technical barrier. Non-technical matters, such as airspace safety and Government regulations on RPV operations, were also viewed as moderately severe barriers. The technical...
An Assessment of the Navy's Mine Warfare Mission
C-MASAD-81-13: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
Mine warfare consists of the control or denial of sea or harbor areas through the laying of minefields and countering enemy mine warfare by destroying or neutralizing their minefields.GAO found that the Navy would find it hard to conduct even the most limited type of mining or mine countermeasures operation. Several new mine programs which are in development or limited production should alleviate...
FAA Is Making Air Traffic Control Procedures at New Orleans International Airport More Efficient
CED-81-64: Published: Feb 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1981.
GAO evaluated a series of allegations about air traffic control operations at the New Orleans International Airport submitted to it by air traffic controllers of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The FAA air traffic control procedures and airspace allocations at the airport have problems that result in increased coordination difficulties and work load for the air traffic controllers. Chang...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...