Date of Award
Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Department of Operational Sciences
Daniel W. Steeneck, PhD.
Access to serviceable support equipment enables aircraft maintenance crews the ability to efficiently keep assigned aircraft safe and mission capable. Current Air Force policy does not require formal management and enterprise fleet health reporting of serialized support equipment. As such, articulating funding requirements to replace equipment has been a challenge for equipment managers. To better articulate support equipment requirements, equipment managers need quantifiable support equipment data. A previous study examined the relationship between aircraft availability and support equipment availability. While finding no significant correlation, the author identifies the practices of "Frankensteining" and "Beg-Borrow-Steal" as possible reasons for the absence of a correlation. A case study methodology is used a case study methodology to document daily usage of support equipment.
DTIC Accession Number
Bobic, Benjamin D., "Flightline Heroics and the Façade of a Healthy Common Support Equipment Fleet" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1834.