Metrics to compare aircraft operating and support costs in the Department of Defense / Michael Boito [and 4 others].

Author
Boito, Michael, 1957- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, [2015]
  • © 2015
Description
xviii, 54 pages : color illustration, color graphs ; 23 cm

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Summary note
"This report examines several issues associated with the cost-per-flying-hour (CPFH) metric used in the Department of Defense (DoD). CPFH is calculated as the ratio of an aircraft fleet's operating-and-support (O&S) costs divided by its flying hours. Subsets of an aircraft fleet's total annual O&S cost are budgeted in DoD for the flying-hour program used to achieve and maintain flight-crew proficiency and used to calculate hourly rates when DoD aircraft are flown on a reimbursable basis. In addition, other aggregations of costs are used to calculate CPFH and compare O&S costs of different aircraft for various other reasons, including informing decisions on aircraft acquisition and force structure. This report examines usages of CPFH in DoD, including its use to compare O&S costs of different aircraft. The report recommends a definition of CPFH to be used when comparing aircraft and recommends several ways the cost and usage data should be normalized. The report also recommends a cost-per-aircraft metric (where primary aircraft inventory [PAI] is used for the number of aircraft) as an alternative metric for comparing the O&S costs of aircraft."--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.
Notes
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense"--Title page.
  • "National Defense Research Institute"--Title page.
  • "Series: Research Reports"--Publisher's web site for this work.
  • "RR-1178-OSD"--Cover page 4.
  • "Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."--Title page.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
Other title(s)
Metrics to compare aircraft operating and support costs in DoD
ISBN
  • 9780833091895 ((pbk.))
  • 0833091891 ((pbk.))
Tech. report no.
RR-1178-OSD
LCCN
2015959715
OCLC
933266296
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