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  • Blueprint For Affordability: A Case Study

    companies including, International Launch Services, MEADS International, Space Imaging, and United Space Alliance. Such joint ventures are possible due to the revenue brought in by the military sales and the work that was done in regards to defense. Without military sales, some of the ventures may need to fold, as their input may no longer be required. In light of such circumstances, the loss of such a prominent client is bound to send a disruptive wave throughout the organization and its departments and hence the best action would be to focus on strategies for plans. Lockheed Situation LM has to toe the DoD’s line in terms of adopting DoD’s “Blueprint for Affordability.” This dramatically cuts back on the cost of F-35, a Fifth Generation Fighter Military Aircraft, perhaps bringing it at par with the equivalent cost of today’s 4th Generation fighter plane. In real terms, the F-35 contract has proved to be a thorn in the progress path of Lockheed Martin, given it is over budgeted costs, more than ten years behind schedule and encountered a plethora of technical and administrative problems, which remain irresolvable and obdurate, challenging the best brains in the business. However, Lockheed Martin and its investors are aware that when it comes to lucrative contracts, the F-35 is by far the largest, with a price tag of almost $339 billion according to the GAO. When it comes to defense sales, this contract has as huge impact on Lockheed Martin's bottom line and this may…

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  • Reliability Centered Maintenance: Chapter Summary

    Reliability Centered Maintenance started when a preventative maintenance plan were developed for the Boeing 747 airplane in the 1960’s by the maintenance steering group. In the RCM process in maintenance not only ‘what can be done’ is considered but also ‘why should it be done’. To facilitate the RCM process seven questions should be asked to complete the process. • What are the functions and performance standards of the asset in the operating environment? • How does the asset fail to perform…

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  • Dreamliner Research Paper

    System Safety in the Dreamliner: Containing Battery Fires Designing a long-haul, twin-engine airliner that impressed both operator and passenger was the goal of Boeing when they launched the 7E7 program in 2003. Sweptback wings, higher-humidity in cabins, composite fuselage, ultra-high thrust engines and a simulated sky interior were just a few improvements since air transportation of an earlier generation (“Boeing 787 Dreamliner long-range,” n.d.). The aircraft plagued by launch delays,…

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  • Airbus A380 Failure

    largest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380 is considered the pinnacle of large passenger aircraft. This double-deck, four-engine jumbo jet boasts a host of luxurious amenities: suites, bar, gym, and showers. As Tesla in the consumer caused by the desire, many people also want to try the A380 this air giant. Airbus Chief Financial Officer Harald Wihelm said in London that the Airbus A380 is expected to maintain its break-even balance in 2015, 2016 and 2017, but that balance could not be sustained by…

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  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Case Study

    causes fire inside the aircraft and others problem that led delay in the production. The Boeing 787 has 3 different categories which are 787-3 that has been designed to fit in 250 passengers, 2 class, short range body and with range of 2,500 to 3,050 nautical miles (4,650 to 5,650 km) because the aircraft have les market therefore it only popular in Japanese market because it adapts to local customer’s demand, 787-8 with 242 passengers seat and can fly for 13,621 km. The airlines actually care…

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  • Boeing Outsourcing Case Study Summary

    Doing business in the aeronautics sector means dealing with highly competitive environment and after losing some share market to Airbus, Boeing decided in 2004 to build a new aircraft making it outsourcing strategy deeper in order to save money and to be more profitable on the market. Building a new aircraft is very expensive and take very long time so the top management wanted to make it cheaper and faster in order to face the hard competition with the European leader airline Airbus (owned by…

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  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Essay

    The acquisition of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is thus far the most expensive defense program to date. Christopher Bolkcom a specialist in military aviation has written the Congressional Research Service document on the status, background and issues faced by the program. The Department of Defense (DoD) recognized, that now more than ever, the services need to consolidate resources and jointly tackle the shared issues of high acquisition and operational cost of aircraft.…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Airplanes

    The invention of the airplane is most likely the most important innovations in transportation. The airplane industry is enormous; In 2016, the industry generated 501 billion US dollars. The question is why are airplanes so popular. Well, airplanes are able to drastically cut down on travel times. Although the airplane is extremely important for transporting, airplanes do have some drawbacks. For example, airplanes release harmful substances into the atmosphere. The airplane was invented by…

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  • Boeing Case Study Outsourcing

    The aircraft is then built in a final assembly manufacturing plant. The amount of assembly required in the assembly plant depends on the manufacturer. At Boeings manufacturing plant in South Carolina, they build the aircraft sections in different buildings, moving each section to the final assembly building to put all major assemblies together. For Airbus, “Sections of the aircraft have been manufactured in the UK, Germany, Spain and France before being transported to Toulouse for assembly”.…

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  • Flying With Altitude Case Study Marketing

    competitors. Flying with Altitude has one of the best employees. They are knowledgeable and very motivated which makes the customer service, building and designing of the business significantly easier for the business. Since employees have the right combination of training, skills, leadership, environment, and communications, the company believes that its employees will achieve the company’s objective of productivity. Flying with Altitude uses all the resources available to market programs to…

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