Cover: A Macro Analysis of Military Air Transportation.

A Macro Analysis of Military Air Transportation.

by William A. Niskanen


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A discussion of the use of various programming techniques to determine the nature and magnitude of the major military airlift missions and the best mix of airlift resources to perform these missions. The study examines the strong tradeoff between flying hours and fleet composition, the potential contribution of the commercial fleet in the context of planning for the military fleet, and the separation of mission requirements into discrete periods to permit evaluation of the imputed cost of airlift in different periods. 7 pp.

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