Shared best practices increase transparency. Adopted standards for information sharing improve the interoperability of business technology. All efforts renew a prime commitment to full operational safety of the fleet.
As the industry’s largest Tier I supplier, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. plays a central role in the new generation A&D work products; designing, building, and testing key components of integrated aerosystems. Spirit establishes a production system ready for a changing industry by devising an enterprise architecture promoting innovation agility. It takes advantage of technical breakthroughs to create a lean digital ecosystem supporting the production lifecycle, including all elements of the supply chain. Critical for future production is the ability to assess opportunities and predict behaviors through a virtual and collaborative thread of product and process analytics. Datasets of requirements, designs, plans, and measures are virtually assembled and marshaled through the production system in parallel to the build of the physical work product. In many cases, process automation leads production automation as modeled by digital twins of work products.
Aerosystems are getting smarter. So too are the methods of producing aerosystems. Artificial Intelligence is the central technology facilitating operational changes. Spirit’s digital transformation effort instills Enterprise Intelligence into the production system. From conceptualization in the lab to construction in the factory, AI is making all things knowledgeable. Digital assistant said in all aspects of the production lifecycle. Some of the operational technology augmented by AI include: designing and analyzing