Scenario: You work for an aircraft manufacturing company that is in the process of developing a new aircraft. A great amount of research and investment goes into the development of making this aircraft and, as with any investment, a problem during the development and or construction of the aircraft could financially damage your company.
In this case analysis activity, do the following:
Research a problem that a manufacturing company experienced with an aircraft during the development and construction phase. Examples can be gathered from commercial, business, general aviation (GA), and military aircraft design. Think about some of the issues you have read about such as the battery problem on the 787 Dreamliner or the bulkhead design of the F-35. Both of these issues were costly to the manufacturers.
In your example, describe what the manufacturer did to correct the discrepancies and what you would have done differently if you were designing the aircraft.
Adhere to the Case Analysis GuidelinesPreview the document and review the evaluation rubric. Submit your document with a coversheet. Include your name, the name of aircraft or organization, course title, course number, semester and year, instructor’s name, and date of submission on the coversheet. Save your file using the following filenaming convention: asci429_ca1_lastname. You will submit this item using Turnitin’s anti-plagiarism software. Be sure that all material is your own or is properly cited. Please read these instructions for information on accessing the rubric for assignments that have Turnitin enabled. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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Aircraft Design: Chapter 2 – Methodology to Aircraft Design, Market Survey, and Airworthiness (Kundu, 2010) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (External HTML Link) Note: ERAU login may be required.
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