This paper of Philip Condit and the Development of the 777; describes the management, and technological changes that Philip Condit made to the development style of the Boeing Company. Before Philip Condit took over the 777 program, Boeing had been making airplanes in the same fashion as it had been doing for 70 years prior. Mr. Condit saw the chance to bring Boeing into the 21st century not only with the new technology of computer aided drafting, but with modern management techniques as well. The 777 program proved to be the perfect testing ground for a companywide change in the way Boeing did its business.
Aircraft Solutions (AS) is a recognized leader in the design and fabrication of component products and services for companies in the electronics, commercial, defense, and aerospace industry. Located in Southern California, AS has a dedicated, trained workforce and maintains a large capacity plant and extensive equipment to meet customer requirements. Much of the equipment is automated to increase production while reducing costs. The company's workforce has a large skill base: design engineers, programmers, machinists, and assembly personnel to work its highly-automated production systems.
For this report there were 2 managers interviewed for this topic, Scot Carpenter Director of System Engineering at Teledyne controls and Masood Hassan, Vice President and General Manager of Teledyne Controls. Scot was brought in as the director of System engineering on May of 2016 to oversee the System Engineering group and to handle change for a couple items within the group, mainly the restructuring of the group from 2 functional managers to a 6 distinct groups within the group. Scot has worked with the company as Program Managers which has required him to oversee program with multiple groups while working with individual employees to ensure the success of his product lines. Masood has been with the company for over 20 years and has been the Vice President for more than 15 years. In that time frame he has to work through down turn in the aviation do to the events on 9/11 and other events. He has made changes to the structure of the company, creating System Engineering group, deciding the correct course of action to bring products to production and other aspects of running a company with 500 or more employees.
The concern for the technical gamble in development of the new 787 aircraft blinded the senior company managers to key outsourcing and coordination issues. With more than 70 percent of the aircraft manufactured, assembled, and shipped from foreign suppliers it was too large of a gamble with no quality control or redundancy for supply sources or assembly point. Complete reliance on one source for each key component created an unnecessary multi point of failure. In addition, the quality control measures were not put into place at the factory location to ensure system, assembly, and material where up to the contracted required standards prior to departure from the manufacture/assembly point. Other shipping concern also provided possible unnecessary
This paper will review the July 10, 2007 aviation accident involving a Cessna 310R, N501N, operated by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing corporate aviation division as a personal flight. The aircraft crashed while attempting an emergency in to Orlando Sanford International Airport, Sanford, Florida after experiencing an in-flight fire. The flight had been released for flight despite it having a known unrepaired maintenance discrepancy. Safety issues discussed in this paper relate to the resetting of circuit breakers, the inspection and maintenance of electrical systems in general aviation aircraft, and the establishment of safety management systems in general aviation corporate aviation operations. Safety
Commercially derived aircraft maintenance manuals are created with the intention of being used by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) mechanic. The standard Navy technical manual system is an antiquated technical training system based on criteria established by the Center for Naval
To fly was a tremendous triumph for mankind, who was previously sentenced to a life only walking the earth. Since the inception of the airplane, there has been aircraft maintenance. However, this industry has changed dramatically throughout the years and now involves highly innovative technologies and incredibly skilled technicians in order to best maintain the incredibly complex aircraft that fly in today's skies. Maintaining an aircraft is a harmonious blend between simple and intensely complicated procedures. Many procedures even still used to day are relatively simple and have existed for generations, including the basic engine work, refueling and other servicing procedures, and other after-market manufacturing that might take place on particular planes. This is now combined with impressive and innovative technologies that are highly regulated under a wide number of international agencies.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners with the experience by making they’re as an aerospace leadership and innovation company. This company implemented these two concepts in order to achieve success in the project.
D Company, 6-101 GSAB’s main purpose is to provide field level maintenance to enable CAB (Combat Aviation Brigade) aircraft to sustain aviation combat power. According to FM 3-04.113 (2007), the aviation maintenance company is organized to provide quick, responsive, internal maintenance support and
While there are some grammatical errors present in the work, the author does an admirable job in conveying the ability and importance of the F-5 during its operational 'life' in Vietnam. The facts do an effective job of highlighting the mistakes of the 'bigger is better' mindset of American aircraft development teams during the 1960s-1970s. This book speaks directly to the notion that well designed aircraft can do as good, if not better, a job for less
Boeing’s management plan shows determination to improve through creation of new more members of their airplane family (commercial airplanes). This would also be achieved through integration of military platforms, systems for defense and the war fighter by use of network-centric activities. Boeing plan is also inclusive of creation of improved technology to solve problems across all business units. Boeing plans to e-enable airplanes where automation is the key to this development. Finally, Boeing is determined to arrange for financing solutions to its customers. Through this it will be able to attract more potential customers. Moreover, it can also be able to establish a better relationship with its customers through provision of incentives and sales promotion.
Aircraft maintenance is very important for aviation industry and Aircraft are required to be maintained after a period of calendar time or flight hours or flight cycles. Aircraft maintenance is the inspection, repair, overhaul, modification of aircraft or aircraft component. Aircraft maintenance generally includes such tasks those tasks required to restore or maintain an aircraft’s systems, components, and structures with Airworthiness Directives or Service Bulletins and this is highly regulated, in order to ensure safe and correct functioning during flight. Aircraft maintenance requirements vary for different size and types of aircraft, experience which most aircraft need various type of preventive maintenance every 25 hours or less of flying time, and minor maintenance at least every 100 hours. Maintenance is influenced by some kind of operation, climatic conditions, storage facilities, age, and construction of the airplane. The profession of Aircraft maintenance requires extreme knowledge and adept expertise in performing the ingrained tasks. The aircraft maintenance engineer who is on duty he has a great responsibility to work professionally to ensure the safety of aircraft, customers and maintain the reputation of the team or company. The aircraft maintenance engineer normally works in an aircraft hangar and line maintenance and The aircraft maintenance engineer will undertake a number of processes including They may specialize by working on particular aeronautical