The Art of Aircraft Assembly [Infographic]

  • 31 May 2017
  • CTND
Categories: Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace and Defense is a technical and rapidly evolving industry. From inception to delivery, its complex supply chain requires careful management to keep up with the constant demand for next-generation aircraft.

  • By 2025, annual commercial aircraft production is expected to increase by more than 25%
  • Demand for new aircraft production over the next 20 years: 35,318

Let’s take a look at the intricate process of aircraft assembly and all its moving parts.

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Product Design

Engineers & Design Services

Product Innovation

Technology Modernization



Suppliers & Material Producers

Tier-3 Suppliers: Parts Manufacturing

  • Raw Materials
  • Components & Parts
  • Collectors
  • Cylinders

Tier-2 Suppliers: Minor Segments Assembly

  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Motors
  • Controls

Tier-1 Suppliers: Major Segments Assembly

  • Structure
  • Propulsion
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Flight

Final Assembly

Prime/Original Equipment Manufacturers

  • Design
  • Assembly
  • Integration Services

Demand Fulfillment: Shipping and Distribution

Distribution Centers



  • Airlines
  • Companies
  • States

As the Aerospace and Defense industry continues its rapid growth, the supply chain requires more streamlined processes.

A comprehensive enterprise resource planning system can help effectively manage this complex production cycle and keep the supply chain working efficiently from beginning to end.

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