The complexity of every aircraft drives complexity in the entire aerospace industry. This isn’t just design and development, to industrial production. It’s the operational process for ground and flight operation, to support on operating aircraft. At the end stage, there is the decision to sunset an aircraft type and recycling all the materials.
Meanwhile, the market faces stringent safety requirements, tight regulations, and competition so fierce that the business model for each aerospace actor is under tremendous stress. Every single aerospace company has painfully experienced this complexity with unexpected extra cost, delays, deprecating quality, and obsolescence. And that’s just on the supply chain side. On the business level, the industry is consolidating, companies are frequently re-organizing, facing disruptive competition, and managing work globally.
Those transformations are difficult to execute, and present major risks since they often involve a large number of stakeholders employees and unions, vendors and customers. Key risks include:
● Adoption failure based on communication and messaging errors
● Bad decisions or inaction due to the lack of real-time visibility and silo isolation
● Project failure due to unmanaged complexity and suboptimal operations
Now is the time to carry over operational excellence and collaboration approaches that have already demonstrated strong value in other verticals, such as the automotive and manufacturing industries.
The European initiative SESAR is a great example of successful interdependencies working toward a common goal: enabling more people to fly while holding to high standards for safety and sustainability.
All stakeholders—OEMs (manufacturers and suppliers), airlines, airport and ATC services, Airworthiness Authorities—are joining forces to assess requirements, develop prototypes, execute trials and eventually deploy work together. We’re proud that One2Team was selected as the underlying technology for managing the deployment of the first phase, and again to manage the launch of the second phase.