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Aircraft Industrialization Process: A Systematic and Holistic Approach to Ensuring Integrated Management of the Engineering Process

  • José Manuel Lourenço da SaúdeEmail author
  • José Miguel Silva
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Abstract

Aircraft production is a complex and lengthy process which involves a judicious selection of materials in combination with the option of various production processes. The objective of this chapter is twofold: the first part encompasses the evolution of aircraft materials and related techniques, underlying their impact in the complete life cycle of an aircraft; the second part describes the industrialization process to allow manufacturing of airplanes. It essentially deals with the specific process where engineering is involved namely in terms of the various steps that need to be taken to generate the information essential for the process. It includes also the connection to specific ERP modules such as MRP II and CRP which are essential to the management of aircraft production.

Keywords

Friction Stir Weld Life Cycle Cost Electron Beam Weld Enterprise Resource Planning Single Part 
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Acronyms

APU

Auxiliary power unit

BOM

Bill of materials

BTP

Build to print

BTS

Build to spec

CFRP

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer

CRP

Capacity resources planning

EBW

Electron beam welding

ERP

Enterprise resources planning

FAI

First article inspection

FAL

Final assembly line

FRP

Fiber reinforced polymer

FSW

Friction stir welding

GTAW

Gas tungsten arc welding

HAZ

Heat affected zone

LBW

Laser beam welding

MRP II

Manufacturing resources planning

OEM

Original equipment manufacturer

OoA

Out of autoclave

Qty

Quantity

PBS

Product breakdown structure

RFI

Resin film infusion

RTM

Resin transfer moulding

TC

Type certificate

VARTM

Vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding

WBS

Work breakdown structure

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Manuel Lourenço da Saúde
    • 1
    Email author
  • José Miguel Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace SciencesUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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