The term aerospace applies only to the ongoing human endeavor to achieve success by engineering and science. Aerospace industry and sector discuss more than just aeronautics, aircraft design, service, development and maintenance. Aerospace practices aim to significantly enhance and promote the performance of complex aerospace systems and machines in a much broader sense. Over the years, the importance of the aerospace industry has been seen and other significant and successful developments are also highlighted. The aerospace industry has had major historical contributions to issues revolving around peace, security and war. These three things define the everyday life of human beings, thus proving that indeed the aerospace industry has been and continues to be essential and important in the modern era. This fact proves that the aerospace industry is one of the most important industries in the business field since it does more than just making, creating and innovating but also goes to the extent of connecting people globally thus boosting and enhancing economies of different, countries, regions and continents as a whole.
It is in-line with this set goals and objectives in the Aerospace industry that my company, Air540, is committed to design, manufacture, monitor, operate, maintain and sale aircrafts and aeroplanes.
My company (Air540) is highly committed to design, manufacture, monitor, operate, maintain and sale aircrafts and aeroplanes. It is among the top 100 globally recognized aerospace companies as ranked by the Fire Support Aerospace and Défense Marketing. Our mission is to improve on the already existing aerospace systems and develop other new and complex systems in the near future. Our activities mainly revolve around user related components that are key to the success of any aerospace-oriented organization.
The company operates under a federally funded and profit returns budget which sees to it that projects are well run and new innovations are put to test without any financial constraint. This guarantees the success of projects and continued research for new ideas into the market. However, the success of projects is not only attributed to the presence of adequate funding, it also relates to the availability of technically capable and reliable facilities (Boeing, 2016). Regardless of the business that we are in, the company operates as an independent entity.
The company’s operations revolve around the relevant field of aerospace systems. Our operations mainly focus on providing long-term innovative solutions to the aviation and aerospace industries through in-depth research. The company also tests, assesses and researches on important/new aerospace systems. The operations are guided, monitored and conducted by design engineers, mechanical engineers and technicians (Doughtery, 1975).
All operations are usually carried out at our main plant in the U.S. but sometimes assembling and monitoring operations are usually carried out in other plants across the globe.
Equipment or Aircraft
Unlike other aerospace companies, this company deals with manufactures of aircrafts and also sale of aerospace equipment. We design, manufacture, modify and sell airplanes. The success of all these relies on the creativity and consistence of our engineers who are usually on the forefront of making modifications and coming up with new designs. The designs usually go a long way in enhancing the existing aeronautical systems (Boeing, 2016). This fact makes them to integrate new technologies in the creation of standardized equipment and unique aircrafts, thus making the company one of the most preferred and referred to companies for equipment and aircraft purchase.
Our maintenance policy mainly focuses on repair, inspection, modification and overhaul services for aircrafts and other components. All these tasks relate to the set principles and regulations attributed to airworthiness compliance. The set standards play a major role in maintaining safety and correct functioning of our aircrafts and equipment (IATA, 2016). The company’s maintenance activities depend on:
Task and Inspection Personnel
Checks and Inspection Routines
Task and Inspection Personnel
Here, maintenance highly depends on the task and inspections personnel who tightly regulate maintenance procedures. The personnel are usually qualified and well conversant with the operations and duties they are meant to perform. This ensures and guarantees safe and correct functioning of our aircrafts (Corporation, Aerospace Management and Employment Terms , 2017). Regulation of maintenance procedures is top notch in order to prevent small technical hitches which could result into massive aircraft damages or even a crush.
Maintenance is carried out by highly trained personnel who are mainly engineers, technicians and aeronautical mechanics. Despite the fact that all of them perform almost the same role, they have different qualifications levels and accorded responsibilities. The personnel dealing with maintenance include: Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs), Aircraft Maintenance Mechanics (AMMs) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs).
Checks and Inspections Routine
This category marks another crucial part of the maintenance procedures. Checks and inspections are usually conducted over a certain given period of time. The routine is usually run by individuals and machines too. The individuals are mainly tasked with operating and maintaining the inspection machines (Varma, 2014). The company has adopted the use of automated machines to conduct aircraft and equipment inspections. This new technology incorporates systems that have been designed to ensure that the maintenance campaign is carried out safely and turns out to be extremely reliable.
The company’s use of machines has proven to be effective and has been widely adopted throughout the checks and inspection department. This has made inspection work easier and quick. This technological affiliated action has seen the company incorporate more inspection machines into the program (Aamick, 2016). These machines include: Inspection Drones and Inspection and Check Robots.
The importance of maintenance procedure is seen through the huge budget estimates, which accounts for three quarters of the company’s budget activity, channelled for that purpose. Lastly, the company’s maintenance procedures are in line with the provisions accorded by the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association.
Managers roles and responsibilities
Just like in other industries, management is a key factor in the aerospace industry. Exemplary management qualities are highly encouraged and embraced by the company. The continued company success is linked to the competence of the previous and current company managers. The company selects top notch contenders who are well fit and qualified for the top job. This guarantees unique leadership qualities and unrivalled management prowess (Corporation, Aerospace Management and Employment Terms , 2017). The selection of top notch contenders is deeply rooted to the fact that our managers have vast roles and responsibilities.
The key management roles in the company include: Production planning, compliance with regulatory requirements, reviewing audit records, making specialized authorizations and working hand in hand with members of the aerospace board of trustees.
Key management responsibilities include: leading engineering and scientists’ teams with varied experience levels, managing documentation of quality systems, keeping and auditing inspection records, monitoring compliance adequate procedures, monitoring renewal and test flights, organizing technical meetings, conducting briefings on new developments, coordinating preposition aspects and addressing customers’ toughest challenges.
Staff Qualifications, Certifications and Responsibilities
The company’s dedication to be the global giant in aerospace services makes it to seek, recruit and employ a breed of well trained and knowledgeable personnel. The recruitment procedure usually incorporates job description, certification, responsibilities and qualifications (Corporation, Aerospace Management and Employment Terms , 2017).
Good communication skills
Self-starter, high ethical, can follow instructions
Critical thinking skills
Must have an IATA Diploma in Aviation Studies.
Must possess a Degree in the relevant field of Job application.
Main Engineers must have an MBA in the relevant Engineering field and be able to operate modelling and simulation tools.
Robotics personnel must have robotics-operational knowledge and skills and have a Diploma or Degree in the same field.
Aerospace Engineers: Charged with aircraft innovation, design, modification and monitoring responsibilities.
Software Engineers/Technicians: conduct software development and come up with technical suggestions and modifications during aircraft manufacture.
Mechanical Engineers: deal with creation and maintenance of aircraft engine and other mechanically-related aspects of the aircraft.
Aviation Safety Inspectors: overseeing repair stations and activities.
NB: All these requirements ensure that the agency has a dedicated team that puts all it has to develop a better aerospace community (Corporation, Aerospace Management and Employment Terms , 2017).
Apart from airplane equipment and technology, human factor also come in as another important point of focus for the company. This has made the company to deeply study and incorporate engineering lessons that have human factors in mind. This has made personnel dealing with designing of commercial planes to gather information on the abilities and limitations of human beings (Doughtery, 1975). The gathered information enables our engineers to build equipment and systems that fit human needs and are linked to human processes.
By doing so, the company is able to provide a great base of understanding of how human beings can safely and efficiently integrate with the technology at hand presently and the ones that will be incorporated in the near future.
Here, there is also the case of human factor engineering which is based on the fact that many plane accidents are as a result of human error. This makes the study of human factors a high priority when engineers are designing the airplane. Here, the ultimate goal is to improve the interaction between humans and machines.
The company has numerous standardized quality requirements aimed at improving research cycle and high-impact research ideologies. These requirements play a key role in supporting the success of present and future missions. Here, quality requirement is met through a process driven approach that is aimed at improving and increasing customer’s satisfaction and safety (Aamick, 2016).
It is also based on understanding the quality requirements for key regulatory, safety and security bodies. The company is able to meet the quality requirements by employing the use of a systematic, process driven approach and developing a culture that increases customer satisfaction (Aamick, 2016). It goes ahead to recognize and implement the key processes of quality systems by understanding and comparing the relationship between best and normal services within the aviation industry (IATA, 2016).
Regulations and laws
We adhere to aviation regulations and laws set by the federal government and also the admiralty law (McNicol, 2015). We also have company laws and regulations which relate to flight, air and travel and is in line with legal and business concerns in the aerospace industry (Corporation, Rules, Laws and Regulations Governing Aerospace Organizations, 2017). Our regulations mainly focus on safety and efficiency interests and include redundancy in our critical systems. We also review airline training programs and audit maintenance records (McNicol, 2015).
Aviation safety is at the core of the company’s fundamental objectives. The company is improving safety by sharing safety knowledge with regulators, operators and manufacturers. This includes: standardization of flight planning and repair procedures and substantial improvement of general aviation safety. The safety practice also includes development of maintenance standards, recommended practices and applicable procedures in the field of aviation (Doughtery, 1975). This makes continuous monitoring of safety trends easier thus improving safety chances and opportunities.
The company has also embraced new technology to enhance safety. Continued research and development campaigns has paved way for the creation of new and sophisticated technologies that provide unique safety advantages. Through our safety policy, safety of the plane is guaranteed through regular maintenance programs and procedures which ensure the airplane is safe to fly (Varma, 2014). However, in a wider picture, the company is partnering with other aviation entities like IATA and ICAO to boost safety measures.
Other safety targeting measures adopted by the company include: provision of new and updated training aids for technician and participation in accident investigations involving our aircrafts (Boeing, 2016).
Safety and security have always been and will continue to be the company’s top priority in its operations. The company’s security policy aims at protecting the industry against acts of unlawful interference on the airplane itself. It is governed by the question “Is it safe to fly?” Its main focus it to airplanes are free from factors that may lead to injury or loss.
It is true to say that an efficient, safe and secure aviation system is virtually integral. This has made the company to take a comprehensive approach in safeguarding the aviation transport system. With its base on security in-depth, the company thrives hard to reduce unlawful interferences to its operations (Varma, 2014). This helps to hinder security threats in the aviation industry.
Our security policy also incorporates the use of software like the Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA) to quickly pinpoint any technical problem that might jeopardize the aircrafts flying. The company also supports effective and timely development of aerospace security systems through thorough scientific research and application of advanced technology (Boeing, 2016). All these measures ensure that our products are safe and secure to use.
Our policies also focus on the impact our products have on the environment. This has made the company to come up with measures aimed at reducing environmental harm. Therefore, the company has developed environmental policy in-line with the Aviation Noise and Air Pollution Abatement Policy and the Aerospace Environmental Policy. The policy aims at reducing Noise and air pollution associated with the Aviation industry (Corporation, Rules, Laws and Regulations Governing Aerospace Organizations, 2017).
The company aims at reducing air pollution caused by emission of jet biofuels by researching on fuels that reduces pollution levels. To reduce noise pollution, the company is settling on one of its newest findings harboured in the electric propulsion technology. By combining these two, the company will have unique products which don’t pollute air and noise.
Other management factors to be considered
Other key management factors to be considered include: improving customer relations, standardizing price of manufactured products and partnering with other aviation companies in the industry. The incorporation of these factors will surely guarantee the success and continued dominance of the company in the aviation and aerospace industry.
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