Jack T Thornton, Paradigm Tilt


Workforce Development August 1, 2007

Model-based Instructions Help Streamline Avionics Refit

Model-based instructions (MBIs) are shop floor work instructions generated from engineering 3D models of the aircraft for assembly tasks. MBIs, now being used in the largest known aircraft modernization program to date, give mechanics the same 3D visual images available to the designer. They are the culmination of years of efforts to get paper off the shop floor throughout the aerospace industry.

By Jack T Thornton, Paradigm Tilt
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