TABLE 2-2 Candidates for Further Analysis

MDS Designator

Re-engining

Engine Modifications

Aerodynamics Modifications

C-130H

X

X

X

B-1

X

X

 

KC-135R/T

 

X

X

C-5

X

 

 

KC-10

 

X

 

E-3a

X

 

X

E-8a

X

 

X

KC-135D/Ea

X

 

X

B-52a

X

 

 

aThese aircraft should be considered as a group with a view toward eliminating TF33 from the Air Force engine inventory.

SUMMARY CANDIDATES FOR STUDY

The analysis to this point, combined with the engineering judgments of the committee members about the plausibility of achieving significant improvement, allowed selecting the aircraft shown in Table 2-2 for more detailed consideration and further analysis in the remainder of the report.

REFERENCES

AFTOC. 2006. Aircraft usage and fuel consumption. Air Force Total Ownership Cost Database. May 15.

General Electric Aviation. 2006. CF6 engines power historic first flight of Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy. Press release. Cincinnati, Ohio: General Electric Aviation. July 7. Available online at http://www.asd-network.com/press_detail_B.asp?ID=8500.

Miller, B., and J.-P. Clarke. 2005. Real options and strategic guidance in the development of new aircraft programs. 9th International Conference on Real Options. Paris, France, June 22-25.



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