Aging of U.S. Air Force Aircraft: Final Report

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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.

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Committee on Aging of U.S. Air Force Aircraft, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 Part I Problem Definition and Status of the Aging Force; 4 Part II Recommended Strategy and Opportunities for Near-Term and Long-Term Research; 5 References; 6 Appendix A: Synopses of Air Force Aging Aircraft Structural Histories; 7 Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780309059350
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 124
  • ID: 9780309059350
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0309059356

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