Options for Meeting the Maintenance Demands of Active Associate Flying Units
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The methodology developed in this research can be used to quantify and compare the key factors that allow the U.S. Air National Guard to generate peacetime training sorties with a fairly small full-time workforce. The authors apply these insights to proposed Total Force Integration initiatives to evaluate maintenance options for supporting associate units, where the goal of the unit is to produce trained pilots in the most efficient manner possible. The methodology evaluates how various types of personnel can influence the size and productivity of a unit.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Research Motivation
Understanding Standards-Based Productivity Differences
Evaluating Options for Meeting Active Associate Maintenance Requirements
Summary of Findings
Total Force Integration Initiatives
F-16 Unit Productivity Comparisons
RAND Scheduling Model: Simulation of the Sortie Generation Process
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