This lecture is both a short introduction to recent developments, challenges and opportunities in Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), and at the same time, a presentation of the AUAS Aviation Engineering research focal areas towards smarter and more sustainable maintenance. Currently, evolutions in aircraft design, materials and production techniques are ahead of the MRO practices in use. This gap is creating demand for new knowledge to develop and operationalise adaptive and smarter MRO tools, applicable or integrated in modern aircraft systems and components. The AUAS Aviation Engineering group seeks advanced technologies and methodologies to optimize MRO processes and reduce aircraft downtime through practice-oriented research. This research is focused on two main topics: data analytics and prognostics to predict the maintenance needs and novel inspection and repair methodologies to improve the maintenance implementation.

Lezing op 15 september 2022 is geannuleerd

15 sep 2022