Over the next 20 years, the further aging of already-old aircraft will introduce challenges and issues for aircraft operators. The technical challenges relate to structures, propulsion, and systems. The institutional challenges include limitations on independent verification of fleet status and future condition and on information needed for engineering analyses including risk assessment, and an overall scarcity of resources.Metallurgista#39;s Factual Report, Aircraft Accident Report, Aloha Airlines, Flight 243, Boeing 737-200, N73711, Near Maui, Hawaii, April 28, 1988, Washington, ... Photographs of Exhibits Depicting Corrosion of KC-135 Parts, provided to RAND staff, 2001. ... U.S. Air Force, KC-X Request for Proposal, Contract Data Requirements List, Washington, D.C., January 2007. U.S. Department of Defense , Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Preparation Guide, Washington, D.C., February 10, 2006.
|Title||:||Challenges and Issues with the Further Aging of U.S. Air Force Aircraft|
|Author||:||J. R. Gebman|
|Publisher||:||Rand Corporation - 2009|