Abstract: This paper presents a proposal for a change in the aircraft development process to cope with the increasing complexity of products and pressure from the market to develop aircraft faster. The key process change is a deviation from the traditionally linear development approach and the inclusion of an out-of-cycle component development phase, where components of an aircraft are developed preemptively, outside of a program development effort. These so-called smart components are then adapted to the specic needs of a program within the more linear cycle. Furthermore, it describes a metamodel for modeling the so-called smart components based on proven MBSE principles and exemplies this approach with a small case study.
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