How Lean techniques helped the second largest Italian Avio Aero plant find its footing, by putting the operators first and drive immediate process improvements.
LEAN VÝROBA v akci
Týdny plného zapojení do kultury štíhlé výroby pro týmy Avio Aero, od Týdnu vůdčích schopností Kaizen, do kterého se zapojilo více než 250 lidí na pěti různých místech, až po druhý ročník události Shinji Week.
Hoshin Kanri in action
We followed step by step one industrial processes inside the Turin's Rivalta plant to get into the heart of the Lean culture and discover how strategy and daily operations are closer than they seem.
Normy neustálého zlepšování kvality pocházejí z velké dálky a v leteckém sektoru se prosadily díky profesionálům společnosti Avio Aero, kteří se důkladně zabývají kulturou štíhlé výroby.
Five days of Kaizen
In Pomigliano, alongside technicians and operators, senior management spent one working week of Lean full immersion to learn and transform, finding out how to challenge their limits.
From operators to developers
The Lean culture keeps permeating the company’s departments, bringing new opportunities and fostering collaboration between machines operators and digital specialists.
From collaboration to automation
The digital technologies that improve the processes for the LEAP engine combustors at Pomigliano are the result of a global collaboration fostered by the Lean culture.
Motor Catalyst prošel kampaní námrazových testů i uprostřed ledových teplot, a to díky týmu zkušených inženýrů a jejich meteorologickým a dokonce konkurenčním dovednostem.
An Ecosystem for Helicopters
Avio Aero has rethought not only helicopter products, but the entire process and everything that revolves around them, offering safe and innovative solutions for futuristic helicopters.
Partners in Digital
The new project Italian partnered by Italian Air Force and Avio Aero enhances the digital capabilities of test rooms with new software and huge amounts of data, starting from the base in Cameri.
Vánoce s Catalystem
První turbovrtulový motor GE vyvinutý od základu v Evropě dosáhl na konci minulého roku zásadního pokroku před nadcházejícím prvního vzletem.
Výjimečný pohled na centrálu společnosti GE Aviation Turboprop pro turbovrtulové motory, kterou vedou místní lídři s využitím svých tradičních zkušeností, technických schopností, zářného výhledu do budoucna a evropské integrace s Avio Aero.
Enjoy the silence
How the GE Aviation Advanced Technology in Munich is enabling the next generation of quieter turboprops, teaming up with outstanding research and development partners.
Maestro ready for take-off
The European research project for small air transport has contributed new technologies that will soon fly with the GE’s Catalyst, whilst looking ahead at driving an even more sustainable future.
More than Smart
Smart Working is not really a brand-new practice at Avio Aero, also thanks to the efficient and seamless speed with which it was recently embedded into corporate culture.
The Polish Academy of Lean
How the Lean Academy has been embraced and adopted across GE Aviation teams in Poland, bringing lean culture to the next level of improvement and involvement.
LEAN sustainable automation
An innovative assembly line for helicopter transmissions at the Rivalta factory offers ergonomic benefits for the operator and even more value for the final customer.
Sky and sand
Inside one of Avio Aero's engine test cells, a special testing campaign helps improve the way airliners’ engines cope with the most extreme natural conditions.
Borgaretto goes 3D
Industrial processes existing since almost a century, restructured and renewed thanks to technology that improves results and sustainability: just like the 3D-printed sand cores.
At the speed of Lean
Industrial transformation takes advantage of the lean philosophy to improve 360° manufacturing operations, from speed to reliability, quality, and, of course, safety.
How are you today, Machine?
At the Avio Aero plants, the digital transformation goes on and involves also the teams that guarantee the efficiency and performances of both production and machinery.
Interior Design for the factory
In modern factories, furniture and tooling must be functional and, at Avio Aero, are designed by professionals who are inspired even by the greatest inventors.
Game of Drones
The evolution of drones knows no boundaries and is drawing more and more curious people, even from outside the aviation sector, while at the last airshow the new Falco Xplorer has been revealed.
In Avio Aero's laboratories, even electromagnetic tests are carried out to ensure and certify that no external field can alter the engine's performance.
A team of European brains is accompanying GE's new turboprop engine towards its first flight, through a myriad of testing sensors and cables, advanced test rooms and a digital twin.
Back to the Future
Travelling from one city to another or crossing megalopolis thanks to artificial intelligence, electric propulsion and hybridization is not just Sci-Fi for aviation professionals.
The Propeller Heads
Two engineers, both eager pilots, inside the test facility that allows the most realistic flight simulation for the Catalyst engine, applying real components and weather conditions.
It is not only a whole aero engine is tested, Aviation Industry demands that each and every single component passes the toughest tests to be allowed to fly.
Additive against FOD
A new form of Engineering-Manufacturing collaboration takes an attractive shape thanks to the design for additive, right where the second Avio Aero additive facility is going to open soon.
Capture and analyse the sounds coming from inside an aircraft engine thanks to refined sensors and advanced prognostics systems to make the future of flight even safer and more reliable.
From a wrench to a tablet
Digital transformation involves the way people work, their professions, and even their work tools, both in offices and in factories.
Once upon a time in a server
A new technology is facilitating digital transformation in businesses and, despite sophisticated terms, it is much closer to our everyday lives than it seems.
Blade Runners 4.0
Researchers at the Additive Repair Development Center in Bari are developing a second additive repair technique for aircraft engine turbines.
The Sangone Test Center, inside Mirafiori automotive kingdom, inaugurated two new test cells for engine modules powering A400M and the new Denali.
A new digital tool for one of the special processes performed at Rivalta allows operators, engineers and laboratory technicians to stay connected in daily work.
Brindisi goes 3D
A new dedicated additive manufacturing facility in the south of Italy, it will build parts for the newly christened GE CatalystTM engine.
Tag and Follow
This isn’t another social network for industry, but rather a new tool on Avio Aero’s path towards digitalization.
The sky in a room
Unique test environments where the main ATP engine modules, including their 3D printed parts, are tested in flight before the whole engine test.
The giant of the forest
In Polonia Aero's enormous testing laboratory, testing began on the turbine for the world’s largest commercial jet engine.
German rigour, Italian brilliance
Welcome to Bielsko-Biala, the Polish facility which is going through a game-changing technological evolution.
No Data, No Digital
The joint efforts of IT and production professionals have proven that it takes time to become an industry 4.0, with much experimentation, development and learning along the way.
The future uncovered
One of the most ambitious and impressive research program for a green aero engine becomes reality with engine’s ground test running.
Ever more Brilliant
The advance of digitalization continues within Avio Aero’s factories, thanks to IT teams working in tandem with manufacturing specialists.
No smoking guns
The first repair using groundbreaking additive techniques through a special gun has already been performed, inside a University Campus.
Give me your eyes
Smart glasses, experimentally developed inside the Avio Aero Services area, are opening a new chapter in the industrial digitalization.
The silent revolution
Less complexity, costs, wasted material and noise, additive manufacturing in aviation and other industries is optimistically looking ahead to the future, counting on a present that already makes history.
Made in NaPoland!
Clean, efficient and robotized, the new lines for the LEAP program in Pomigliano and Bielsko-Biała are astonishing and they’re ready to face the challenge of a striking market demand.
The first additive repair techniques under development in Italy’s Apulia Region are already being adopted in the factory – such as in Brindisi, where one special machine does the job of three.
Work and industrial processes keep on transforming, as step by step the aviation industry becomes more and more intelligent.
Changing the way
There’s a special team working on our digital transformation and evolution, generating ideas and collecting data that will change the way we work.
Da Vinci Code 2.0
How 3D printing and digital technologies are altering the face of aircraft engine manufacturing in Italy
Imagining the gearbox of the future
The mechanical transmission for a revolutionary rotorcraft is our Engineers’ mission in relation to the most ambitious research project.
Start your engine
La test cell partenopea è pronta per accogliere diverse configurazioni motori grazie a un brillante restyling operativo e funzionale.
The very first Italian Additive Lab
Avio Aero opened the first laboratory dedicated to the development of repair procedures for aviation engine components using additive technologies