WIT Press


Managing aircraft lifecycle complexity



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V11-N2-77-87

Volume

Volume 11 (2016), Issue 2

Pages

10

Page Range

77 - 87

Author(s)

G. RZEVSKI, J. KNEZEVIC, P. SKOBELEV, N. BORGEST & O. LAKHIN

Abstract

A thorough analysis of data on aircraft lifecycle revealed inadequacy of current lifecycle management methods in the face of increased complexity of the Internet-based global market. A new method for managing lifecycle has been developed by authors and their teams using concepts and principles of the emerging complexity science with the aim of reducing lead times and costs. Centralised control has been replaced with distributed decision-making empowering all lifecycle stakeholders. The solution described in this paper is the first of its kind and it represents a genuine advance in knowledge, which leads to considerable reduction in design/production lead times and decrease in the lifecycle cost. The method has been validated in a variety of applications.

Keywords

aircraft, complex adaptive systems, complexity, lifecycle management, real-time spare parts management.