Analysis: KC-135 Lean Fueling Operations

Heseltine, Bruce P.
January 2008
Air Force Journal of Logistics;Winter2008, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p29
Academic Journal
The article discusses the approach of using lean and just-in-time fueling processes linked with the growth of a tanker dispatch system within the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command. The approach would modify the KC-135 community to markedly ameliorate mission planning, applying a fixed targeted shutdown fuel quantity. It is also averred that under this approach, aircraft would be loaded with fuel required in fulfilling a given mission.


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