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Effect based Aircraft Maintenance Planning and operations support

Reference number
Coordinator Saab AB - SAAB AB, Support and Services
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 810 000
Project duration November 2017 - December 2021
Status Completed
Venture National Aeronautical Research Program 7
Call 2017-02942-en

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to model and understand different business models linked to the maintenance chain for advanced equipment systems. The purpose is also to model and optimize in the "system of systems" as a composite whole. The maintenance chain is a suitable application as it consists of several actors and several activities, linked in a flow and a value chain. The aim of the project is to achieve an increased understanding of performance differences between availability contracts and "turn-time" contracts, as well as to increase competence in system of systems optimization.

Expected results and effects

The project has resulted in two tools: An optimizing model, which based on supply-chain planning through the life cycle, enables a theoretical comparison between different business models, and one optimization model developed as a prototype for future decision support. Increased competitiveness: Will be reached based on internal follow-up projects. Increased efficiency in the supply chain and in customer operations: - Reached within internal project. capability to optimization in system of systems - Research results show applied optimization of several linked enterprises.

Planned approach and implementation

Project plan and execution Chalmers and Saab have worked closely together on the industrial problem definition and modeling. Chalmers has focused on developing these models and methods to optimize different business models and compare them. Saab has focused on developing a demonstrator of a maintenance chain, which will be further developed in various follow-up projects. Design and implementation have been successful and mutual knowledge exchange has strengthened the ties between industry and academia. Covid 19 problems have affected the work, but on a moderate scale.

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Last updated 11 January 2022

Reference number 2017-04879

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