Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
John M. Dickens, PhD
This research focused on understanding the phenomena behind the cost growth of Weapon System Sustainment (WSS) and the simultaneous degradation in USAF aircraft system availability. The primary modelling technique used was Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) while incorporating temporal effect. Other studies have looked at cost factors related to the Flying Hour Program, flying conditions and age. This study found empirical relationships between each of the four WSS business processes and the lead time in months it takes to realize improvements in system aircraft availability.
DTIC Accession Number
Ingram, Michael D., "Explaining Weapon System Sustainment's Impact to Aircraft Availability" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 4033.