Thinking Aeronautical Manufacturing and Design Together (industry 4.0)

The construction of complex objects, such as an aircraft, requires the creation of a dedicated industrial system. By industrial system, we mean all the material and immaterial means used to build the object (labor, machines, factories, etc.). Classically, this means of production is defined after that the design of the product. In other words, the specifications of the product are the requirements of the industrial system. The drawback of this approach is that the industrial system can inherit blocking constraints that could be easily removed by changing the design of the product. Therefore, it is useful to define a global framework for designing both the product and its industrial system.