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Contemporary Issues presents two analytical articles in this edition--"Analyzing Air Force Flying-Hour Costs" and "Improving Base Demand Levels Using COLT."
In the first article Captains Kevin P. Dawson and Jeremy A. Howe, project managers at the Air Force Logistics Management Agency, examine the effect decreasing average sortie duration (ASD) would have on the cost per flying hour (CPFH) for the F-15C/D. Their research also included analyzing break rates and pilot-reported discrepancies in relation to ASD.
The research found little correlation between ASD and F-15C/D break rates, suggesting most aircraft failures are dependent on the number of sorties …