Navy Maintenance

The P-3 Aircraft Overhaul Program Can Be Improved Gao ID: NSIAD-87-157 June 26, 1987

GAO reviewed the Navy's procedures for overhauling P-3 aircraft to determine if it could reduce depot turnaround time.

GAO found that: (1) although the Navy established a program to inspect aircraft before they were due for overhauls, the major commands were not requesting inspections on many aircraft; (2) performing more inspections and scheduling overhauls more efficiently could reduce overhaul costs; (3) lack of adequate central control over aircraft deliveries resulted in aircraft waiting outside overhaul depots; and (4) because depots spread available workers over as many aircraft as they could fit into production lines, overhaul times increased and aircraft availability decreased.


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