A description of a model which simulates aircraft maintenance and operations at the air base level. The model is of the random sampling or Monte Carlo type programmed for the IBM 704 computer. Using the model to make predictions, it is possible to eliminate certain field testing and to select key estimates of mission regimes and maintenance organizations to be subjected to confirmation through actual field testing. The model is highly useful for making planning recommendations in situations new to the Air Force and has proved advantageous in RAND's maintenance research efforts.
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