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.Final Report Committee on Aging of U.S. Air Force Aircraft, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National ... were then cold worked, and many repairs were made in compliance with the Boeing repair manual for the 707 aircraft.
|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|