The allocation of spare aircraft engines is critical to the U.S. Naval aircraft operation's performance. An aircraft in this system becomes inoperative in the event of an engine failure and remains in that state until it is replaced by a serviceable engine. An engine is removed upon failure and subsequently is recovered by repairing it at the location's repair facilities or elsewhere. However, the availability of a spare engine at the location could reduce the amount of time which an aircraft spent in an inoperative state due to engine repair time. Analytical models have been developed by the DOD to calculate spare engine requirements throughout the system. The models require assumptions be made about certain parts of the system. A Simulation for the Performance of Aircraft Engine Repair System (SPAERS) was developed to simulate different configurations of an aircraft repair system. The analysis section of this report shows a comparison between two situations, namely the analytical rendering of the repair system, and a situation more closely resembling the real system dynamics.The allocation of spare aircraft engines is critical to the U.S. Naval aircraft operationa#39;s performance.
|Title||:||SPAERS : simulation for the performance of aircraft engine repair systems|
|Author||:||Henry S Givray, Robert A Slon|