Cost of an Aging Fleet (2)

By Air Force Association

As the fleet ages and mission requirements are amortized across fewer tails, aircraft require more intense depot-level maintenance.

From FY05 to FY10, depot funding increased 24%–from $3.4B to $4.6B.

When an aircraft  is in depot, it is unavailable for missions—that means nearly a year-long absence for some types
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