The key is how often we can put those relatively few aircraft into the fight and keep them there-captured in the aircraft utilization rate
(how many hours per month an aircraft flies).
Daily aircraft utilization rate
increased 0.07 hours to 9.63 hours.
The 1997 retirement of the medium-attack bomber, the A-6E Intruder, coupled with the Hornet's participation in three subsequent wars has caused a higher-than-anticipated aircraft utilization rate
. Because of those unanticipated circumstances, the Hornet had more tasks to accomplish in a shorter period of time than the designers had anticipated.
It is closely tied to projections for new airplane deliveries around the globe, and also takes into account annual aircraft utilization rates
, crewing requirements by region and regulatory requirements.
Asset Value and Lease Rate Volatility: Downturns are typically marked by reduced aircraft utilization rates
, values and lease rates, as well as deteriorating lessee credit quality.
It also finds aircraft utilization rates
still below the pre-crisis levels.
Gone are the days of setting up formulas or database-type queries to calculate cost per sortie or gallons per flying hour or to research aircraft utilization rates
. AFCAP takes analysis to a new level by providing a variety of weapon-system-level cost, performance, and logistics data, including information from the Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
Downturns are typically marked by reduced aircraft utilization rates
, values and lease rates as well as deteriorating credit quality amongst lessees.