MES software for aeronautics


The aeronautics sector is a sector in constant technological and organizational evolution. It requires great rigor in the production of avionics parts in order to ensure a high level of quality and safety for aircraft that must fly for several decades. The ability to innovate, to adapt to guarantee these optimal levels of quality, to meet production deadlines and to reduce costs are essential points in order to meet the demands of the market, which is in full expansion.

The COOX™ MES solution has been designed to meet these different requirements.


Production orders' traceability

Aeronautics manufacturers must regularly carry out FAI (First Article Inspection) to demonstrate their ability to carry out, in series production, a manufacturing process which guarantees that the parts will always meet the specifications expected by customers.
Whether to obtain a new market, change the index on an item or respond to a specific request from an ordering party, the references are numerous and require to be orchestrated by an efficient tool, capable of managing as best as possible the process.
Thanks to the systematic traceability delivered by the MESbox PMT (Production / Quality Management & Traceability) module and the MESbox MTG (Material Tracking & Genealogy) module from COOX, the manufacturer can track and locate each part and each assembly in real time. He can find the history of the composition and transmit to the customer the progress of his order at any time. COOX provides access in just a few clicks to the traceability of Manufacturing Orders submitted to an FAI, with details for all operations carried out.

Quality monitoring and compliance checks

Specific to the aeronautics, space and defense industry, EN-9100 is based on ISO 9001, to which specific requirements for these sectors are added.
To address a market in which competitiveness makes it possible to obtain contracts, the irreproachable and controlled quality of operations is essential.
With COOX's MESbox QPI (Quality & Performance Indicators) module, you get quality and performance rates instantly and in real time.
Manufacturers can detect risks and failures in their design and manufacturing process and react immediately by correcting them. Quality controls are carried out at several levels throughout the manufacturing process and contribute to continuous improvement by establishing measurable production objectives.

Assistance to operators

In the aeronautics sector, perhaps more than in any other, documents (3D plans, instructions, etc) occupy a preponderant place. Some companies have already taken the step of using these documents in electronic form rather than in paper form, making them easier to handle.
With the digitalization of operations, a new step has been reached: the MES system makes it possible to automatically associate these electronic documents with the operation in progress.
The benefits for the operator are immediate: the operating mode of the current operation is displayed in real time and the risk of error is greatly reduced.
Thus, COOX allows the sequence of automatic, semi-automatic or manual operations. The operator is guided in the execution of his tasks by displaying the sequence of operations with their completion status and by the integration of associated media (plans, photos, videos, etc.).

Meeting deadlines and controlling costs

The increase in production rates due to the increase in air traffic and the need for customization requires for each actor in the aeronautical industry (large manufacturers and subcontractors), innovation, adaptation and development skills constantly growing.
In this context, the objective for the manufacturer is to find a way to reduce its costs and shorten its manufacturing times.
By placing the MES (Manufacturing Execution System) as the main engine for the collection and use of field data, the manufacturer will be able to cope in real time with the new requirements of this market.

Reinvent the workshop of tomorrow

The industry of the future is one of the dominating subjects in the aeronautical field.
The methodology is reinventing itself and must adapt to the current growth of the market.
Manufacturers need more efficient assembly lines. Each aircraft being unique, they must be able to meet the customization requirements specific to each client.
The factory of the Future, connected and "paperless", must be able to meet customer expectations in a rapid and personalized manner.