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Simulation of aircraft maintenance improvement using RFID systems


The paper describes the maintenance process applied to an aircraft part along periodic maintenance operations and/or failure repairs. This paper deals with the assessment of RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology contribution to the follow-up of aircraft parts. The construction of a simulation model and validation of the study are based on both experts' knowledge and data on flight and maintenance operations. Each stage of the maintenance process is modelled in terms of time (average times and boundaries) and the transition probability between stages. The impact of RFID technologies in the overall maintenance process is assessed. The main use of the analysis is the evaluation of different maintenance strategies and a first quantification of the impacts related to introducing RFID in maintenance processes. It should be helpful to support the decisions on RFID integration. The model could be used to design a decision support tool for maintenance designers and managers.


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emse-00644097 , version 1 (23-11-2011)


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Charlotte Jimenez, Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, Christian Feuillebois, Eric Pauly. Simulation of aircraft maintenance improvement using RFID systems. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, May 2011, Metz, France. pp.IESM. ⟨emse-00644097⟩
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