GAO Echoes Pentagon Concerns About Aircraft Spare Parts Requirements

By Adam J. Hebert / August 14, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Unexpected demands for parts needed to keep aircraft flying have hindered Defense Department aviation readiness rates and maintenance crew morale, the General Accounting Office has determined in a series of recently released reports. The three reports lend credence to DOD's stated needs for more aviation funding. Dollars are sought for spare parts and to better predict what must be done to ensure legacy aircraft remain ready to perform their primary missions. Citing DOD's efforts to fix the problems over the...

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