Air Force Maintenance Depots--The Need for More Responsiveness to Mobilization as Well as Peacetime Efficiency

LCD-77-425: Published: Oct 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1977.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

The Air Force maintains depot repair capability to ensure a controlled source of competence to keep aircraft and other equipment ready in peacetime, sustain this hardware in the initial surge of a contingency or war, and provide a base for rapid expansion. Immediate and flexible responsiveness is considered to be a higher priority than the need to obtain efficiency for peacetime operations.

The Air Force has made significant progress in measuring the depot capability and capacity needed to meet mobilization needs. As currently configured, however, maintenance depots cannot support requirements for a surge period for weapon systems. Flying hour estimates for high-surge transport estimates exceed the number possible under present conditions.

Sep 16, 2020

Feb 25, 2020

Dec 30, 2019

Oct 10, 2019

Oct 2, 2019

Sep 25, 2019

Sep 11, 2019

Aug 15, 2019

Jul 30, 2019

May 23, 2019

Looking for more? Browse all our products here