Maintenance & Productivity
Engine-maker Rolls-Royce has opened its first service delivery centre to support military engines at the RAF's Norfolk base after slashing maintenance costs and increasing the number of aircraft available for combat.
Siemens MR Magnet Technology has identified savings of more than £35,000 in 2012 through staff training in Business Improvement Techniques as part of a lean programme.
A national research centre for through-life engineering services has launched five research projects, recruited five Research Fellows and six PhD students and funded 12 feasibility projects in its first year.
Airbus’s COO Günter Butschek says production rate increase is Airbus’s single biggest operational challenge, and admits the company’s strong position is creating recruitment difficulties for its suppliers.