<Background and Purpose>
In association with the 2028 Air Force Relocation Plan of Daegu Base in
preparation for the future logistics environment, this research aims to
make future-oriented proposals for the advancement of current depot
◎ Following the introduction of new weapons systems as well as growing
requirement for performance improvement and unplanned maintenance on top
of existing demand, the Air Force has been experiencing technological
advancement in aircraft overhaul as well as changes in maintenance systems.
◎ Maintenance requirements for each aircraft model have been altering according
to the Force Operation Plan. While the demand for the maintenance of aging
models, such as F-4/5, has decreased, models like KF-16/F-15K have been
continuously in need of performance improvement as well as life extension.
◎ A development plan for maintenance depots must take into account the
technological capacity of the 81st depot as well as its surrounding infrastructure.
Thus, the existing requirement for facilities and equipments of the 81st depot
must be re-examined in the context of the Daegu Base Relocation Plan.
Cost Analysis for the Air Force Maintenance Depots Specialization
◎ Conceptualized the specialization of the Air Force maintenance depots, and
suggested possible options for its implementation
- A total of 512 alternative ways to operate maintenance depots are described
in this research. They are based on organizational/functional categorizations
derived from the current system, as well as potential functional integration
of different organizations.
- A survey was conducted to assess each alternative in terms of cost and
* A BSC(Balanced Score Card)-based survey method was employed for the
comprehensive consideration of various factors such as finance, client
relations, internal process, learning and development, etc.
◎ Proposed the ways to enhance the effectiveness of the Air Force depot
maintenance system following the shifting logistics environment.
- The research describes short- and mid-to-long- term management plans based
on the cost analyses as well as survey outcomes.
- The research also lays out the ideas to apply advanced technologies from the
th industrial revolution to cater to the future logistics environment.