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Newcamp, Jeffrey (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author), Lopes Dos Santos, Bruno F. (author), Curran, R. (author)
Military aircraft retirements are an afterthought for many lifecycle planners. More active management of end-of-life fleets can yield increased confidence in fleet capability and retirement timelines. This work provides fleet managers with a tool to manage remaining aircraft flight hours to yield a desired fleet retirement pattern. It solves...
journal article 2019
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Newcamp, Jeffrey (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author), Udluft, H. (author), Curran, R. (author)
This article presents a retirement analysis model for aircraft fleets. By employing a greedy algorithm, the presented solution is capable of identifying individually weak assets in a fleet of aircraft with inhomogeneous historical utilization. The model forecasts future retirement scenarios employing user-defined decision periods, informed by...
journal article 2017
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Newcamp, Jeffrey (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author), Curran, R. (author)
It is well known that aircraft fleets are aging alongside rising operations and support costs. Logisticians and fleet managers who better understand the milestones and timeline of an aging fleet can recognise potential savings. This paper outlines generalised milestones germane to military aircraft fleets and then discusses the causes that lead...
journal article 2017
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Newcamp, Jeffrey (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author), Curran, R. (author)
Individual aircraft tracking data can be used by aircraft fleet managers to detect patterns in historical usage as a means to aid aging aircraft decision-making. This work tackles two aspects of applying these tracking data: investigating retirement patterns and assessing how base assignment can impact usage. The A-10, C-17 and F-35 acquisition...
conference paper 2017
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Newcamp, Jeffrey (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author), Curran, R. (author)
Military aircraft fleets are continuing to age despite increased structural integrity concerns and rising maintenance costs. Aircraft are not being replaced or retired in large numbers but are instead having their lives extended beyond their original design service lives. Because aging aircraft cost more to maintain, this additional burden on...
conference paper 2016
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Newcamp, Jeffrey (author), Verhagen, W.J.C. (author), Curran, R. (author)
Military attack aircraft are susceptible to the harmful effects of widespread fatigue damage caused by cyclic loading of structural components, which leads to airframe retirement. Modern structural health monitoring techniques use a multitude of sensors and high data collection rates. Some legacy airframes, which are most susceptible to fatigue...
journal article 2016
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