Title: Development of an integrated information system for automated scheduling and control management in an aircraft maintenance plant

Authors: Pu-Hai Chiang; Chau-Chen Torng

Addresses: Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, 123 University Road, Section 3, Touliu, Yunlin 640, Taiwan ' Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, 123 University Road, Section 3, Touliu, Yunlin 640, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper is to develop an integrated information platform of aircraft maintenance management (AMM) for optimisation of scheduling planning and control management in aircraft maintenance plant of an aircraft manufacturer. The AMM is offering the environments which maintenance resources are shared and improve the production control, and as a result enhance the competitiveness of the whole aircraft production and maintenance management. The scheduling problems adopt an iterated greedy algorithm to solve the problem and find an optimised solution. Aircraft maintenance management information system with all updated electronisation maintenance records, and the application of logistic engineering analysis also improves the efficiency of the whole aircraft production and maintenance management. The beneficial effect on striving for fleet management and maintenance business will be founded in the future for aircraft maintenance plant. In this paper, we provided the applications of the AMM and the advantages are presented in the conclusions.

Keywords: aircraft maintenance management; AMM; information systems; production control; production planning; logistics; enterprise resource planning; ERP; production data management; PDM; total logistic system; TLS; iterated greedy algorithm; metaheuristics; job shop scheduling; information integration; automated scheduling; fleet management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2014.057942

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2014 Vol.16 No.1, pp.51 - 69

Available online: 28 Oct 2013 *

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