Cover: Estimating Aircraft Depot Maintenance Costs

Estimating Aircraft Depot Maintenance Costs

Published 1981

by Kenneth E. Marks, Ron Hess


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Describes a series of parametric equations for use in estimating the depot maintenance cost of new Air Force aircraft, particularly for the five major maintenance categories: airframe rework, engine overhaul, airframe component repair, engine component and accessory repair, and avionics component repair. The equations are intended to provide cost estimates for Defense Systems Acquisition Review Council Milestone II, at which point some design details of major aircraft subsystems (airframe, engine, avionics) are available. The report presents a single set of equations that are the most representative and applicable to the widest range of estimating situations, but presents alternative equations and supporting data and analyses for use by the interested reader.

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