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“Maintainability” drives Fort Worth’s joint strike fighter design: blending simulation and ingenuity, Lockheed Martin up‐ends design methods in $320 billion program

Jack Thornton (Principal of Mindfeed Marcomm, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. E‐mail: JackT@mindfeed.com)

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 September 2001

Abstract

Emphasizes the importance now placed on maintainability of military aircraft by the US Department of Defense. Describes how Lockheed Martin have used Delmia simulation software to simplify and speed up routine maintenance tasks for the next‐generation joint strike fighter (JSF). Ergonomics and the use of realistic human models have played a key role in determining maintenance procedures.

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Thornton, J. (2001), "“Maintainability” drives Fort Worth’s joint strike fighter design: blending simulation and ingenuity, Lockheed Martin up‐ends design methods in $320 billion program", Assembly Automation, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 204-209. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005617

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