Managing Aircraft Lifecycle Complexity

Managing Aircraft Lifecycle Complexity

G. Rzevski J. Knezevic P. Skobelev N. Borgest O. Lakhin 

The Open University, UK

MIRCE Akademy, UK

Smart Solutions Ltd, Russia

Samara Aerospace University, Russia

30 April 2016
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A thorough analysis of data on aircraft lifecycle revealed inadequacy of current lifecycle management methods in the face of increased complexity of the Internet-based global market. A new method for managing lifecycle has been developed by authors and their teams using concepts and principles of the emerging complexity science with the aim of reducing lead times and costs. Centralised control has been replaced with distributed decision-making empowering all lifecycle stakeholders. The solution described in this paper is the first of its kind and it represents a genuine advance in knowledge, which leads to considerable reduction in design/production lead times and decrease in the lifecycle cost. The method has been validated in a variety of applications.


aircraft, complex adaptive systems, complexity, lifecycle management, real-time spare parts  management.


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