An Alternative Vision for CBM+ for the Air Force

Hale, Bill
April 2005
Air Force Journal of Logistics;Spring2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p45
Academic Journal
The article highlights an alternative vision to what the U.S. Air Force currently plans to pursue, gleaned from the pertinent Condition-Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) Web site. Having a clear strategy and metric to achieve the present CBM+ vision is axiomatic to success. The first problem concerns the definition of CBM+. One notes from the study2 performed to address CBM+ that the definition comprises 72 words in three sentences, plus an additional sentence yet to be defined. The gist of the definition is to perform maintenance only when needed, as indicated by sensors, portable equipment, and other software-intensive tools.


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