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Title:
Investigating optimal replacement of aging Air Force systems
Author:
Keating, Edward G. (Edward Geoffrey), 1965-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xv, 37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."

"Project Air Force."

"MR-1763-AF"--P. 4 of cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780833034830
Format :
Book

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As part of a continuing project on aging aircraft and the replacement-or-repair decision, the authors develop a parsimonious model of the decision and apply it to the U.S. Air Force's C-21A transport and KC-135 tanker aircraft. They find that, for the C-21A, it probably would be appropriate to undertake a 20,000 flight hour system and component replacement schedule-prescribed renovation in the 2012 timeframe, but the aircraft should be retired around 2020. For the KC-135 tanker, it would be optimal to replace the KC-135 before the end of the decade


Author Notes

Matthew Dixon is coauthor of The Challenger Sale and The Effortless Experience and is a frequent contributors to the Harvard Business Review. He is the group leader of the financial services and customer contact practices at CEB, which is the leading member-based advisory company. He live in the Washington, D.C., metro area.