Airbus round aircraft

Airbus does around 6000 patents every year. This time, they patented an aircraft with a round space in the middle. This represents a complete different organization of the passengers, the way the access to the seats, the shape of the food carts, emergency exits… Expected benefits: save money during the manufacture phase, saving gas… By … Read more

Industrie 4.0

This week I learned that the German government has launched a program named Industry 4.0. I’m used to see terms as “4.0” in the www, but no in other industries. Then I learned there is a clear definition of the different phases of the industry revolution. We are now in the 3.0 and navigating to … Read more

European Aviation Safety Agency

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with regulatory and executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety. Production Organization Approvals (POAs) are managed by EASA in accordance with Subpart G of Regulation (EC). The agency is responsible for: The management of all applications from non EU countries (or from an EU country upon request of … Read more

CIMPA Webinar, Added-value IS modules

I have assisted to a web session named “Added-value IS modules”. A tour across Aero-webb, that is a software suite for aircraft and equipment maintenance. The modules shown during the webinar have been: Master hub (MSN parts structure). Fleet management. Maintenance Forecaster & Optimizer (maintenance scheduling, simulations). Aircraft maintenance (Maintenance execution). For me a very … Read more

PTC products

We have been reviewing PTC Integrity solution, and I have been seen this other video that talks about the integration with Windchill, but that really is interesting for me due to the explanation of the requirements complexity in different industries. In other customer I’m starting to work with, they are working with PTC Optegra, that … Read more

A&D Acronyms

Starting working on a new industry requires some basic knowledge: AOG    Aircraft On Ground GPP    Generic Project Process MSN    manufacturer’s serial number (an aircraft). FAL      Final Assembly Line (the factory itself). EASA   European Aviation Safety Agency. POA     Production Organisation Approvals.  

Windchill (basic things)

For my learning purposes, revision of documentation related to this product. Windchill is a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software product that is offered by PTC. In 1998 Windchill was the first to market with an internet based PLM solution. In 2001, Windchill ProjectLink launched as a solution for project collaboration. In 2002, Windchill PDMLink launched … Read more