Digital solutions at the service of the Aviation industry

Aeronautics Industry

Diota leverages Industry 4.0 technologies to help civil & military aircraft manufacturers
and suppliers to improve efficiency in production and reach highest quality standards.

Digital solutions for the Aeronautics 

Safety, fierce competition, pandemic, production ramp-up, pressure on costs… Over the past decade the aviation market has faced challenges in many ways like never before. In addition to this challenging context, growing regulations, ability to manage rising demand for variable configurations, and the difficulty in finding qualified workers are also pushing aeronautical players to reinvent themselves.

For more than 10 years we have been supporting the aviation industry leaders in the production of aircraft, engines, and sub-equipment. Diota assists assembly and inspection operations thanks to digital technologies including AR to ensure quality, efficiency and traceability of manufacturing and MRO activities.

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Industry challenges

Ensuring competitiveness, productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction

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Complexity of aviation programs keeps growing, whether linked to the development of new materials, technologies, or regulations, or to answer to the growing demand from customers for more customization. In such context, ensuring quality and first time right while dealing with so many different configurations is a real challenge. To ensure efficiency of production, decrease the number of non-conformities and reduce cost of error, heads of production and quality must act on processes and bring new tools to the shopfloor to make assembly and inspection operations simpler and more reliable, while ensuring traceability.

OEMs and suppliers are confronted to productivity challenges and need to be flexible and agile enough to quickly adjust themselves to the variation in production rate. Operators in the field must be able to easily switch from one configuration to another and to adapt to changes in manufacturing process. Ultimately, the challenge lies in the ability to reach production agility while ensuring quality, managing costs and guaranteeing safety.

Growing competition from new actors, aftermarket consolidation, new advanced technologies, labor shortage, cost management…: a number of major disruptors are impacting the MRO market. However and despite the development of digital technologies in the whole industry, the Maintenance & Repair world is still the least digitized sector of the chain, which doesn’t help to face the market challenges. Time has come to change and go for more efficient, paperless checks and high-quality documentation through the adoption of digital solutions in the shopfloor to increase competitiveness and customer satisfaction.

Diota brings Industry 4.0 concept to the aeronautic industry and makes it a reality.

Digitalization of processes in aeronautic manufacturing industry is not an option anymore to face all these challenges. With our digital solutions, we leverage the digital mock-up in the field, bringing it in the hands of the operators to assist them in their assembly and control tasks.

We ensure digital continuity at each step of the product lifecycle, from its production up to its exploitation for maintenance activities. We make the digital model the unique reference for assembly, inspection or MRO operations and feed the digital twin. Diota’s solution also helps rapid skill ramp-up and allows more agility and flexibility in resources management.

Solution: how we help

We empower operators and quality managers with efficient digital tools to optimize cycle times, improve collaboration and reduce non-quality.

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1. Project preparation

Prepare your digital work instructions based in relation with the DMU and set up the augmented reality reference model before exporting your project to be used on the field

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2. Follow digital work instruction

Step-by-step assembly or quality control instructions and contextual information are displayed using digital devices such as tablets, projector, hololens or other AR systems to assist the operator in its tasks.

3. Collect field data

User can interact with the software to capture pictures, add comments and annotations. As-built and as-serviced results, process stage validation and user feedback are automatically recorded and associated with the digital mock-up.

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4. Report & Analysis

Data collected during field operations in connection with the digital reference effectively feed production analytics and digital twins. Process engineers can rely on them for action and decisions.

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Automated quality control & documentation

We offer complete automated solutions for inspection with our Digital-based robotics operations solution. From automated robot trajectory planning with DiotaPlan requiring no programming skills up to automated inspection of control class with DiotaInspect, we offer solutions to increase efficiency and reliability of control process or for documentation.

Use cases

  • Context: Assembly of structure, engine modules, electrical harnesses or high precision operations such as masking or metrological marking.
  • Challenge: Long preparation time before execution, difficult identification of the correct configuration and relevant procedures due to complex paper-based manuals.
  • Solution: Diota helps to make processes simpler and avoid mistakes: operators are guided step-by-step thanks to interactive digital work instructions during assembly tasks.
  • Result: No more risk of errors due to wrong interpretation and execution of work instructions, no more time-consuming preparation tasks (marking systems, calculation…).

Industry Benefits

Optimize your processes, improve productivity and quality,
ensure efficiency and competitiveness

  • Reduce risk of errors due to wrong interpretation of documents, ensure quality check at each process step, reach first time right.
  • Production rate increased by 30%* and inspection time 40%* faster on average
  • Skill ramp-up 50% faster*
  • Reducing reworking, cost of error and management of customers’ claims
  • Collect data to improve traceability of process and feed the digital twin

* customer source

Solutions & Technologies

Learn more about our solution to assist assembly and control tasks.

Digital-Assisted Operator

Create digital work instructions and bring them into the hands of the operators for assembly and quality control tasks

Digital-based Robotic Operations

Automated inspection and documentation operations leveraging robotics capabilities and advanced control algorithms

Data collection & Documentation

Capture data at each process step to build documentation report for quality and traceability purpose

Cases studies

See our products in action

Safran Landing Systems using Diota for MRO activities Safran Landing Systems improves the efficiency and quality of MRO activities using DIOTA solutions. At Safran, data is at the service of the quality of the LEAP engine Safran technicians relies Diota solutions to support the assembly and inspection of LEAP engine. Safran Electrical & Power improves efficiency of cable assembly in Airbus A350’s structures Safran Electrical & Power improves the reliability and accelerates the assembly of tens of kilometers of cables that run through the fuselage of the Airbus A350 XWB thanks to Diota.
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Customer references

They trust us

Why choose Diota?

Safran Group, Dassault Aviation, Bombardier, Latecoere… Aeronautics and defense leaders trust Diota for the digitalization of their factory. Learn why.

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