Military aircraft (51 - 60 of 78 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...
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...
Air Force Justification for Storing Its Advanced Medium Short Takeoff and Landing Prototype Aircraft
PSAD-80-56: Published: Jun 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1980.
The Air force has decided to store its four advanced medium short takeoff and landing (STOL) transport prototype aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) prototype program was developed to provide a potential replacement for other military transports and to demonstrate that a tactical airlift aircraft could be built at a reasonable cost to delive...
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...
Certain Trips Made by Senior Uniformed Officers Aboard Government-Owned Aircraft
FPCD-79-5: Published: Nov 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1979.
Over the past few years, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) bulletins have instructed Federal agencies to reduce travel costs. Although the bulletins state that they apply to the travel of all personnel whose travel costs are borne by the Government, it appears that these instructions have not been construed to apply to administrative flight on Government-owned aircraft. A report has been issue...
Close Air Support Test Objectives Should Be Reexamined
PSAD-78-119: Published: Jun 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1978.
The joint Army and Air Force operational test on tactical aircraft effectiveness and survivability in close air support and antiarmor operations (TASVAL) will be delayed 1 year, until the Spring of 1979, because of environmental impact constraints, test instrument limitations, and the scarcity of threat simulators. Although the problems causing the delay are expected to be resolved, the current te...
Improvements Needed in the Air Force's Logistical Planning for the Coproduction of the F-16 Aircraft
106103: Jun 1, 1978
Limited information is available concerning logistical planning for the coproduction of the F-16 aircraft. The Multinational Transportation Plan issued by the contractor, General Dynamics, in April 1976, was not clear in specific responsibility for bearing the costs of moving equipment from Air Force facilities to coproduction manufacturers or between various manufacturers. A review of freight doc...
Is Production of the CH-53E Helicopter Warranted?
PSAD-78-27: Published: Mar 23, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1978.
The CH-53E helicopter is being developed to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with a shipboard compatible helicopter having twice the lift capability of its predecessors. Operationally and technically, the CH-53E has demonstrated the potential to be an effective aircraft. The Navy has restructured the program to overcome problems encountered during development.Costs increased by $113.2 million or...
Can the Army's $2.8 Billion Program To Modernize the CH-47 Helicopter Be Improved?
PSAD-78-18: Published: Feb 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1978.
The Army has begun a program to modernize the CH-47 helicopter fleet to sustain its medium life helicopter capability through the 1990's. Program objectives are to significantly improve the reliability, availability, and maintainability of the aircraft which will result in lower operating and support cost, to increase the lift capability of the aircraft, and to standardize the configuration of the...