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Maintenance cost studies of present aircraft subsystems

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Show simple item record Pearlman, Chaim Herman Shalom en_US Simpson, R. W. en_US
dc.contributor.other United States. Dept. of Commerce en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory en_US 2012-01-06T06:58:00Z 2012-01-06T06:58:00Z 1966 en_US
dc.identifier 00798914 en_US
dc.description November 1966 en_US
dc.description PB-174914 en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 64-65) en_US
dc.description.abstract This report describes two detailed studies of actual maintenance costs for present transport aircraft. The first part describes maintenance costs for jet transport aircraft broken down into subsystem costs according to an ATA classification. From 90 airlines polled, only four were able to supply costs in this breakdown.- Despite the lack of data, multiple regression techniques were then used to demonstrate the construction of cost estimating formulae for both subsystems and a total aircraft system. The results indicate the possibility of improving present methods of estimating maintenance costs. The second part of this report briefly describes the results of an extremely detailed study of actual maintenance costs for the rotor and transmission systems of present commercial helicopters.. The background information concerning each item of maintenance cost was examined to determine if it would be avoidable in the context of a mature airline operation with a full scale modification program for vehicle deficiencies. Muh, The results show that if only "normal" maintenance on rotor and transmission systems were performed, the potential maintenance costs for present helicopters are roughly 1.3 times the standard ATA estimate for fixed wing aircraft. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Dept. of Commerce, Office of High Speed Ground Transport en_US
dc.format.extent 77, 20 p en_US
dc.publisher [Cambridge, Mass.] : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Flight Transportation Laboratory, [1966] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries FTL report (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory) ; R66-2 en_US
dc.subject Airlines en_US
dc.subject Helicopters en_US
dc.subject Aeronautics, Commercial en_US
dc.subject Cost of operation en_US
dc.subject Finance en_US
dc.title Maintenance cost studies of present aircraft subsystems en_US
dc.title.alternative Method for obtaining maintenance cost estimating relationships for aircraft subsystems. en_US
dc.title.alternative Maintenance cost analysis for helicopter rotor and transmission systems. en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US

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