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Product maturity management methodology in aircraft development projects.

Çaykenarı, Harun
The aim of this study is to develop a model for monitoring the technical maturity of the aircraft which is a multidisciplinary and complex product, throughout its lifecycle. Problematic has been created from common challenges seen in the aircraft development project in Turkey. Solutions have been sought for the deficiencies experienced in the monitoring of technical maturity at the platform level. The conceptual framework was examined existing maturity models were found and current practices were discussed, respectively. Then, hypotheses and supportive model were created. The model was tried to be verified by interviews with experienced personnel who worked in different phases of aircraft development lifecycle in both Customer and Contractor sides. In the conclusion, other important and workable issues that are not included in the model have been highlighted.