Industrial and logistics org. of hangars to convert A330 commercial aircraft into MRTT

Industrial and logistics organisation of hangars to convert A330 commercial aircraft into Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTT).

This project consists of designing the industrial organisation of the transformation centre to convert A330 aircraft into in-flight refuelling tankers. In order to achieve this, Lean Manufacturing techniques are employed on the basis of a Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA).

An analysis of warehousing needs and the warehouse design are also included. Flows of both industrial as well as logistics means involved in the process are defined and optimised, so that an optimal flow can be achieved to help enhance parts management.

In order to provide support to the parts management, the management of orders to be placed by the production control department and the logistics management of parts from a new warehouse to the different conversion hangars based on a JIT supply chain are defined.

Work phases

¬ Industrial organisation study

¬ Definition of production order management

¬ Definition of processes, flows and logistics facilities

Scope of work

¬ Diagnosis of initial operating procedures

¬ Definition of working hypotheses based on 5S methodologies and Lean Manufacturing

¬ Study of the industrial process organisation

¬ Development of production layouts

¬ Analysis of industrial and logistics flows

¬ Definition of production order and logistics management based on a JIT supply chain

¬ Definition of the layouts for the new hangars and warehouse based on flow prioritisation and LCCA criteria

¬ Definition of processes and logistics facilities

¬ Design of the warehouse’s layout

Technical data

¬ Three hangars with capacity for one aircraft/each hangar measuring 6,400m2

¬ Offices (750m2) distributed across three floors

¬ Four workstations

¬ 150 employees/aircraft, approximately 12 AERTEC Solutions employees

¬ Internal Warehouse measuring 2,000m2

¬ External Logistics Centre (Toledo and Seville)

¬ Supply by air and road transport / Lean Development through SMED techniques



Industrial engineering [+]

Technical consultancy / Operations

Date: 2007 – ongoing

Client: Airbus D&S


AE IE 048 - Industrial And Logistics Organisation Of Hangars To Convert A330 Commercial Aircraft Into MRTT (pdf)



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