Accession Number : ADP006041

Title :   Schedule and Cost Control of Development,

Corporate Author : MESSERSCHMITT-BOELKOW-BLOHM G M B H MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Engleitner, Karl-Heinz

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The increase of cost expenditure and time consumption for the development of aircraft is a fact on most of the programmes performed in the past. This paper will show different reasons for the increases and also presenting methods how to plan an aircraft development programme to avoid them. Therefore the possibilities and in some cases their contrary extremes from programme execution in terms of adapted programme philosophy and management aspects are shown as well as the contractual and economical environment. Furtheron the available tools for the planning and control of programme execution on the basis of decided programme philosophy are presented. It is explained that in normal development programmes the increases in its majority results not from technical problems and/or risks, but they results from contractual, economical and management decisions which are fixed by customer and contractor before the beginning of a development programme.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *COST ANALYSIS, CONSUMPTION, CONTROL, TIME.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE