Calvo Narvaez, Felix and Rodríguez Monroy, Carlos
What kind of tools are needed for Configuration Management in Aircraft Industry?.
In: "7th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology", 02/06/2009 - 05/06/2009, San Cristobal, Venezuela. ISBN 0-9822896-2-6.
There is little literature on the use of Configuration Management (CM) in the Aviation Industry. However, it can be very useful today, where complexity to manufacture aircraft is increasing, and application of CM is very fitted. The pieces of the aircraft are manufactured in different countries, even the same parts are assembled in different countries and factories. Designs in different materials and increasingly lightweight, but do not increase the complexity, and it connects to customers seeking very different versions of the same model, which are changing over the years. The main objective of the study is what tools are used to implement the CM in the aviation industry, with an immediate industrial applicability. Furthermore it is intended that the tools are easy to use, economical and are available on the market, what has been observed throughout the study. CM is a discipline that is born from the necessity to assure control in the complex processes relationships. The results included, from the point of view of the change process phases, the activities made for each tool are underhand in several ones, for this reason is difficult to make a distinction of the tools involved in each phase