How DELMIA solutions help Aerospace & Defense companies digitalize MRO to ensure service continuity

The Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry stands as a beacon of innovation, showcasing operational excellence through its adept use of data analytics. In the past decade, the A&D sector has achieved remarkable growth in profit, safety, and efficiency, effectively managing fuel demand and capacity. But, as the A&D industry strives for sustained growth and innovation amid post-pandemic challenges, it also grapples with operational hurdles.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Traditionally, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) bore the responsibility of crafting and constructing aircraft along with their corresponding systems. OEMs would also often extend the scope of their responsibilities to encompass maintenance and repair services. The service department, in turn, played a pivotal role in delineating essential service components such as the service bill of materials, maintenance activities, and illustrations.

There has been, however, a notable shift in the industry’s mindset and approach. Presently, manufacturers increasingly focus on the fly-be-hour principle and lean towards running hour leasing contracts, especially for aircraft components and engines.

Despite significant progress, A&D companies are confronted with substantial obstacles. Projections indicate that the annual operating cost for airlines in 2023 will soar to $22.4 billion, more than double the estimated $10.1 billion operating profit for 2022. The commercial air transport maintenance, repair, and overhaul operations (MRO) market is expected to reach $87.6 billion this year, adding another layer of complexity to operational efficiency.

Read the full eBook to find out more about identifying obstacles to service continuity in A&D and strategies to overcome them. You’ll find out how digitalizing MRO with DELMIA solutions empowers A&D manufacturers to drive unparalleled efficiency in asset management and maintenance.

Browse our website for more information on how DELMIA Ortems APS and DELMIA Apriso MES can help you digitalize your manufacturing operations. Check out our extensive case study to learn how Andea and one of the A&D industry leaders Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) partnered to create a Manufacturing Planning and Execution Platform to support the company’s different processes and address its diverse business needs.