Results of an Airplane Reliability Program 640553

A reliability program was funded for the development and production of the USAF T-38 airplane on the basis that it would result in a dollar savings to the customer. This program emphasized the systematic identification and correction of modes of failure disclosed by design analysis and the testing of accepted components, subsystems and systems. An analysis is presented which supports the conclusion that the reliability program objective, a cost benefit to the customer, was accomplished; timeliness of reliability attainment is shown to be the key factor of economic importance.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.