Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and AnswersTopic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (email@example.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Original Message:Posted by: Stephen Deneca (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Date posted: Tue Apr 9 16:03:22 US/Eastern 2002
Subject: Field MTBF
I am a member of a team that is trying to find a way to calculate MTBF for products in the field. We know that our Repair stations only see about 5% of the total repairs done to our product and the rest are private repair stations that do not report back to us. We are tied into ACAS from which we can get our total number of units and total flight hours for all of our products in the field. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can relate the two pieces of information together?