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Maintenance Planning

Maintenance Planning for Aerospace & Defense

Keeping equipment operational by minimizing maintenance-related downtime is critical in the aerospace and defense industry. By using product knowledge taken from design and simulation to determine service requirements, service plans and instructions can be developed, validated, and documented prior to equipment delivery. Our maintenance planning solution, which is based on allowable product configurations, analysis (RAM and FMEA) and simulation (product and service), lets you reduce the impact of service on aerospace products in the field.

Keeping equipment operational by minimizing maintenance-related downtime is critical in the aerospace and defense industry. By using product knowledge taken from design and simulation to determine service requirements, service plans and instructions can be developed, validated, and documented prior to equipment delivery. Our maintenance planning solution, which is based on allowable product configurations, analysis (RAM and FMEA) and simulation (product and service), lets you reduce the impact of service on aerospace products in the field.

Maintenance Planning for Aerospace & Defense

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To increase operational availability and reduce maintenance-related downtime, aerospace and defense manufacturers must consider the service-related aspects of their products in the early stages of product design and manufacturing planning. Issues such as reliability, accessibility, and maintainability should be incorporated into product design, while ergonomics and the health and safety aspects of human assembly operations should be included in maintenance planning to ensure comfort and safety and avoid repetitive motion injuries.

This is where a digital thread approach is very helpful. It provides a closed-loop body of knowledge, from as-designed to as-planned, as-built, as-maintained and as-serviced, and on to decommissioning. Our maintenance planning solution enables people in service-oriented roles to examine aerospace equipment for serviceability, plan service requirements, and document how service will be accomplished. Information from maintenance activities can be fed back in real-time to up-front design and manufacturing activities, enabling innovation and continuous improvement.

Maintenance Planning for Aerospace & Defense

Solution Capabilities

Explore the key areas of this solution.

As-Built BOM Management

Record as-built BOM as a baseline of delivered product to support warranty, recall, and CAPA.

Assembly Manufacturing

Conduct equipment service virtually using 3D models. Explore assembly’s RAM (Reliability, Availability & Maintainability) features and confirm equipment serviceability.

Digital Mockup

Use real-time digital mockup tools and the product’s digital twin to detect and resolve design issues early in the product lifecycle.

Document Management & Publishing

Use familiar authoring tools (MS Office) and PLM to manage product information. Author and publish structured (XML) document content and documentation to diverse media, markets, languages and uses.

In-Service BOM Management

Record the in-service BOM of physical assets, from inception through ongoing maintenance to end-of-life, to verify and document deviations, warranty claims, compliance, and retirement.

Parts Catalogs Work Instructions Learning content

Reuse information such as bills-of-material, and CAD and JT models to create parts catalogs to industry standards such as S1000D and ATA 2000. Publish in printed, web and electronic media.

Service Planning

Create detailed equipment service plans with requirements, resource needs, and procedures based on configurations and analysis. Provide instructions to technicians for reactive, proactive and upgrade service activities.

Service Process Planning

Maximize service knowledge and value. Create effective service plans. Optimize service work with schedule visibility. Empower service technicians with up-to-date work instructions.

Service Requirements Management

Establish equipment service and performance targets as requirements to guide design, test, and service.

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