Military aircraft (31 - 40 of 78 items)
Military Airlift: Structural Problems Did Not Hamper C-141 Success in Desert Shield/Storm
NSIAD-93-75: Published: Dec 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's C-141 aircraft, focusing on the aircraft's: (1) performance during Operation Desert Storm/Shield; (2) structural problems; and (3) planned service life extension programs.GAO found that: (1) C-141 aircraft were used in more than half of the Air Force's 15,500 missions and carried greater than a quarter of the cargo du...
Desert Shield/Storm: U.S. Transportation Command's Support of Operation
NSIAD-92-54: Published: Jan 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Transportation Command's effectiveness during Operation Desert Shield, focusing on whether the Command: (1) had adequate transportation plans and preparations; and (2) effectively managed transportation of troops and equipment.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Desert Shield deployment, actual deliveries of troops and supplies lagged beh...
Strategic Bombers: Issues Related to the B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-91-11: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
GAO discussed the B-1B bomber, focusing on the lack of: (1) an effective defensive avionics system; (2) a long-term solution to minimize engine blade failures; and (3) an effective anti-icing capability. GAO found that: (1) although the Air Force spent approximately $3.2 billion on the B-1B program, it failed to demonstrate that the system met its reduced specifications; (2) laboratory test result...
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
B-2 Bomber: Initial Flight Tests
NSIAD-90-284: Published: Sep 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) test reports and evaluation documents for the B-2 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) testing was adequate for the basic flight capabilities of the B-2 aircraft in the limited conditions planned and tested; (2) Block 1 tests demonstrated the basic flight worthiness of B-2, but was not a rigorous demonstration of i...
Aircraft Maintenance: Air Force Transferred and Eliminated Tasks to Address Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-90-114: Published: Jun 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the significance of the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) elimination and deferral of maintenance requirements in offsetting funding shortfalls.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal years (FY) 1988 and 1989, AFLC transferred some depot maintenance tasks to operating commands; (2) operating commands did not substantially duplicate current depot activit...
Circumstances Surrounding the ASPJ Limited Production Decision
T-NSIAD-90-40: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: May 11, 1990.
GAO discussed the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) program, focusing on: (1) how the Department of Defense reported and used ASPJ test results in its low-rate initial production decision; and (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) Inspector General's (IG) conclusions from its ASPJ program audit. GAO noted that: (1) the purpose of the ASPJ test program is to determine whether the system is capab...
Trainer Aircraft: Plans to Replace the Existing Fleet
NSIAD-89-94: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's master training plan, focusing on the: (1) alternatives for meeting requirements for undergraduate pilot training into the next century; (2) validity of cost comparison data for those alternatives; and (3) soundness of the plan's recommendations.GAO found that: (1) under the current system, all students receive the same training...