Many of the aircraft that form the backbone of the U.S. Air Force operational fleet are 25 years old or older. A few of these will be replaced with new aircraft, but many are expected to remain in service an additional 25 years or more. This book provides a strategy to address the technical needs and priorities associated with the Air Force's aging airframe structures. It includes a detailed summary of the structural status of the aging force, identification of key technical issues, recommendations for near-term engineering and management actions, and prioritized near-term and long-term research recommendations.Guidance is provided by Technical Order 1-1-691, which is a tri-service (Navy/ Army/Air Force) coordinated manual entitled aquot;Aircraft Weapons Systems Cleaning and Corrosion Control, aquot; published January 1992. This manual provides detailedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Aging of U.S. Air Force Aircraft|
|Author||:||Committee on Aging of U.S. Air Force Aircraft, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1997-10-08|