Keeping Pace With Jet Transport Requirements Through Product Improvement 640151
Product improvement, after the initial introduction of components into airline service, is one of the major ingredients of reliable and economic operation. A well-organized approach by the component manufacturer is required for effective product improvement, with the recognition that this is a continuing program of refinement and improvement through the aircraft's life. One component manufacturer's approach to this requirement is described here. Special attention is given to the need for maintaining and analyzing reliability records, analysis of failed components, field evaluation and evaluation analysis, and incorporation of changes.