Applications of Statistics in Aircraft MaintenanceView Presentation *I-Li Lu, The Boeing Company
Keywords: Survivability, Maintainability, Availability
In aircraft maintenance, the primary objective is to ensure realization of the inherent (design) safety and reliability levels of the aircraft. It is intended to restore safety and reliability to the inherent levels when deterioration has occurred. In this talk, we show that advanced methods in statistical reliability may be used to assess the impact of preventive maintenance and set the framework of a real-time decision making process capable of integrating sensor feeds with results from analysis of field data. We illustrate how we may utilize statistics to protect customer interest, steer the industry toward standardization of business processes, assist engineers and business groups establish program goals as well as business objectives, provide solutions, and guide Boeing reliability programs to comply with regulatory requirements.