TINAPICA Project – Turning Information Into Action, Production, Installation, Maintenance and Assembly – INDUSTRY 2015 MSE. The activities in the general aviation sector represent a concrete reality, both nationally and internationally, which allowed the consolidation of historic manufacturers (CESSNA, PIPER, BEECHCRAFT) and at the same time the development of new subjects (es .: Diamond Aircraft).
In order to maintain and develop this exuberance of activity it is necessary to renew the products and a simultaneous ability to reduce production and maintenance costs, without lowering safety and reliability standards that make the aviation industry an example of reference. These requirements are even more stringent in the Italian company which has to deal with markets and manufacturers with more possibilities. Specifically, the technical documentation concerns both the structure of an aircraft, in all phases of construction (design, construction, maintenance) and aircrew. This documentation assumes a key role for the experts and introduces a number of issues that IT, and therefore the project TINAPICA, can solve. The efficient management of documents allows to avoid risks of wear and tear over time, to ensure the integrity of the continent of manual and to make consultation a simpler process.
Manual is usually divided into several books, chapters and sections that make difficult to find needed information for maintenance procedures. These issues make it clear that the production and management of technical manuals is not obvious, but it has a critical and important impact on the cycle of creation, consultation and updating and it absorbs ever-increasing costs. The purpose of the TINAPICA (Turing Information Into Action, Production, Installation, Maintenance and Assembly) project is to contribute to the study, development and evaluation of an integrated platform for the optimization of production, assembling and maintenance cycle of products.
It is strategic the adoption of new technologies, about the combination of Intelligent Training, Educational System and Maintenance Manual System based on middleware architectures. The middleware enables the production and management of technical and logistic documents according to international standards in the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance activities.
This combination offers a training system and on-line consultation, based on S1000D and SCORM and a system of online archives to ensure update services, FTA (Fault Tree Analysis) and references to Advisory Circular (AC).
The project TINAPICA is developed mainly from the experience of qualified people that participate in a significant part of design and manufacture chain for aircraft and aircraft components.
Geven – provider of first level of Alenia Aeronautica, Airbus, Boeing etc. – manages the supply chain for the production of commercial aircraft. Tecnam however, manages its aircraft supply chain of his design and manufacture. Geven and Tecnam work with methods strongly addressed to productive integration and to product design cycles. Geven will coordinate and direct the Industrial Innovation Program TINAPICA and jointly TECNAM will make available to partnership the knowledge and experience gained over the years.
The architecture, of the platform in the proposed system, supports two main functional objectives, namely: consultation/training on-line content of technical and logistical manuals support to the design, construction and maintenance; maintaining on-line manuals.
The ultimate goal is the realization of SOA (Service-oriented Architecture), which allows an intense interaction between the services to and from the industry that decides to use this flexible and scalable platform.
Innovative technologies proposed by this project can give a boost for industries that decide to introduce this system in the construction with benefits in terms of employment.
The investments and efforts that the project wants to achieve will have an impact in terms of contributing to the standardization of new methods and then to their spread. These make the involved industry more competitive and in line with the performance required in the Europe.