DoD IG Finds US Navy Mismanaged Backup Aircraft and Depot Maintenance Float Allowance

The US Navy (USN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) mismanaged their backup aircraft and depot maintenance float allowance (DMFA), affecting the readiness of a portion of its fighter and helicopter fleets, according to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG). The IG, in its semiannual report to Congress for the first half of fiscal year 2019...

The US Navy (USN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) mismanaged their backup aircraft and depot maintenance float allowance (DMFA), affecting the readiness of a portion of its fighter and helicopter fleets, according to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG).

The IG, in its semiannual report to Congress for the first half of fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) released on 31 May, said it reviewed the backup aircraft for the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighter, the Boeing T-45 Goshawk jet trainer, and Sikorsky MH-60R personnel recovery helicopters. The USN and USMC provide operational units with replacement aircraft or vehicles, known as backup aircraft and DMFA, to maintain readiness levels when a unit's aircraft or vehicles undergo depot maintenance, modification, or repair.

Source: www.janes.com