TRUST, INTEGRITY, RESULTS
Driving solutions that make a measurable difference
Collinear Group’s core company value is establishing a relationship of trust through honest, transparent and frequent communication with each and every one of our clients.
Core capabilities include: aerospace systems engineering, software engineering development, program management, applied analytics, and project management. Our team of 100 industry experts currently support a breadth of activity on commercial and military platforms, including 787, 777X, KC-46 and MH-139.
BOEING PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD – EVERY YEAR SINCE 2014
Recognized for the high quality of our service and the value we create for Boeing and its global airline and U.S. and allied government customers.
MINIMIZING THE IMPACT OF WORKFLOW DISRUPTIONS
Our customer builds large, complex, highly integrated equipment. Every day something goes wrong in the factory. Components arrive late from suppliers, tasks start behind schedule, and designs change. These disruptions have ripple effects through the build process that often goes unaccounted for in recovery plans.
Collinear Group formed a team of industry experts and developed production models (Digital Twins) that defined each job's relationships and other key constraint attributes and key build milestones and customer deliverables. Collinear built an integrated digital tool that makes maintenance and improvement of production models easier, more sustainable, and scalable and easier to consume for first-line leaders and factory executives to better manage the production system. The suite includes three dedicated web applications that share a robust data architecture leveraging modern development best practices.
Now first-line leaders can see what jobs are impacted by disruptions before they cause problems in their work areas. Their teams can coordinate to unblock tasks identified by the precedence network to impact critical milestones. This ability to prioritize and focus on crucial jobs helps improve delivery performance, reduce overtime expenses, and improves product quality.
NAVIGATING NEW TERRITORY IN CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
Collinear was asked to provide certification support which included writing certification plans and working with the customers Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to obtain a FAA Part 25 Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for a military aircraft. A military aircraft had not previously been certified to these standards and many complex processes were not defined to obtain this type of certification.
Collinear initially provided a small team of certification experts and worked closely with the customer and FAA to define the standards and processes to achieve this approval. The team blazed the trail and became a trusted agent with a non-biased approach. The customer and supplier realized that the Collinear Group was able to provide additional support to both the customer and supplier, for equipment management, the creation of certification procedures and reports, conformity management and Unit Members (UMs) coordination, and were able to show compliance linking the test criteria and results back to the FAR's to all the FAA to find compliance.
The Collinear Group were asked to mentor its customers engineers and lead customer teams to ensure the project was successfully approved and became embedded into the customers leadership. The support we were able to provide led to us being recommended to support several other certification projects that were complex and help advise the customer and suppliers on how to put the right foundational processes and structure in place to be successful.
APPLYING INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE TO UNCOVER NEW OPPORTUNITIES
While working with a client on the development of a new aviation related analytics tool, one of our senior consultants saw and acted upon a unique opportunity. The tool was and is focused on leveraging real-time data to both monitor and predict conditions which can impact airplane serviceability. Leveraging his previous experience in flight operations, our consultant saw that there was an opportunity to leverage the new platform and data model to also monitor fuel consumption and variations which contribute to fuel consumption. Fuel is the number two cost for airlines after labor. It is approximately 18% of the operational costs for airlines, and a major factor in profitability.
Our consultant led the concept design and product management of this effort which used other technology and intellectual property owned by the customer to seamlessly create a new set of valuable capability. This new and industry leading capability was tailored to a new set of users and resulted in an entirely new commercial offering which is still in use today.
In addition to our quality work that we have done with our clients, we have also created projects which are available to the open-source community.
License Validator - validate all Node.js dependencies to check that their licenses fit an organization's approved licenses.
Dashboard - a dashboard for display showing available conference rooms, announcements, and company pictures.
Airline Sentiment Analysis - analysis of sentiments toward brands on social media.