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Application of lean methods into aircraft maintenance processes

Pogačnik, Borut ; Tavčar, Jože LU and Duhovnik, Jože (2015) 22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015 In Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering 2. p.259-268
Abstract

Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Organizations (MRO) have to be competitive and attractive for the existing and new customers. Aircraft ground time at the MRO has to be as short as possible as well as cost efficient without reducing the quality of the accomplished work. Application of lean methods into aircraft maintenance processes means continuous improvement process and elimination of non-value-added activities during the maintenance check. There is on one hand an obligation to follow the prescribed procedures and on the other hand a pressure for the time and cost reduction. The paper presents the application of lean methods to the aircraft maintenance processes. A comprehensive study of lean methods has been done in the first phase.... (More)

Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Organizations (MRO) have to be competitive and attractive for the existing and new customers. Aircraft ground time at the MRO has to be as short as possible as well as cost efficient without reducing the quality of the accomplished work. Application of lean methods into aircraft maintenance processes means continuous improvement process and elimination of non-value-added activities during the maintenance check. There is on one hand an obligation to follow the prescribed procedures and on the other hand a pressure for the time and cost reduction. The paper presents the application of lean methods to the aircraft maintenance processes. A comprehensive study of lean methods has been done in the first phase. Selected methods were then applied as pilot projects. The promising results have focused activities to the optimization of logistics. Several conclusions from the pilot project can be generalized to similar processes and organizations.

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Aircraft maintenance, Concurrent engineering, Lean, Lean methods, MRO, Value-added activities
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Transdisciplinary Lifecycle Analysis of Systems - Proceedings of the 22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015
series title
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
editor
Wognum, Nel ; Borsato, Milton ; Stjepandic, Josip ; Verhagen, Wim J.C. ; Wognum, Nel ; Curran, Richard and Curran, Richard
volume
2
pages
10 pages
publisher
IOS Press
conference name
22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015
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Delft, Netherlands
conference dates
2015-07-20 - 2015-07-23
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  • scopus:84959281424
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9781614995432
DOI
10.3233/978-1-61499-544-9-259
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English
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  author       = {Pogačnik, Borut and Tavčar, Jože and Duhovnik, Jože},
  booktitle    = {Transdisciplinary Lifecycle Analysis of Systems - Proceedings of the 22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015},
  editor       = {Wognum, Nel and Borsato, Milton and Stjepandic, Josip and Verhagen, Wim J.C. and Wognum, Nel and Curran, Richard and Curran, Richard},
  isbn         = {9781614995432},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {259--268},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  series       = {Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering},
  title        = {Application of lean methods into aircraft maintenance processes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-544-9-259},
  doi          = {10.3233/978-1-61499-544-9-259},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2015},
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