Why Has the Cost of Fixed-wing Aircraft Risen?

Why Has the Cost of Fixed-wing Aircraft Risen?

A Macroscopic Examination of the Trends in U.S. Military Aircraft Costs Over the Past Several Decades

Book - 2008
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This report explores why, in recent decades, military fixed-wing aircraft costs have escalated beyond the rates of commonly used inflation indices, examining both economy-driven factors that the Services cannot control and customer-driven ones that they can. The authors found that this trend of cost increases is true for all types of aircraft--patrol, cargo, trainer, bomber, attack, fighter, and electronic warfare.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, National Defense Research Institute and Project Air Force, 2008.
ISBN: 9780833043122
Branch Call Number: D 201.2:F 58 X
Characteristics: xxii, 94 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.


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