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Monitoring tasks in aerospace.

Pant, Shashank; Sharif Khodaei, Zahra; Droubi, Mohamad Ghazi


Shashank Pant

Zahra Sharif Khodaei


Markus G.R. Sause

Elena Jasi?nien?


Approximately up to one-fifth of the direct operating cost of a commercial civilian fixed-wing aircraft is projected to be due to inspection and maintenance alone. Managing aircraft health with minimal human intervention and technologies that can perform continuous or on-demand monitoring/evaluation of aircraft components without having to take the aircraft out of service can have a significant impact on increasing availability while reducing maintenance cost. The ambition of these monitoring technologies is to shift aircraft maintenance practice from planned maintenance (PM), where the aircraft is taken out of service for scheduled inspection/maintenance, to condition-based maintenance (CBM), where aircraft is taken out of service only when maintenance is required, while maintaining the required levels of safety. Structural health monitoring (SHM) techniques can play a vital role in progressing towards CBM practice. Therefore, this chapter aims to provide the reader with a brief overview of the different SHM techniques and their use, as well as, challenges in implementing them for aircraft applications.


PANT, S., SHARIF KHODAEI, Z. and DROUBI, M.G. 2021. Monitoring tasks in aerospace. In Sause, M.G.R. and Jasiūnienė, E. (eds.) Structural health monitoring damage detection systems for aerospace. Springer aerospace technology. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 2, pages 5-14. Available from:

Acceptance Date Sep 23, 2021
Online Publication Date Sep 23, 2021
Publication Date Dec 31, 2021
Deposit Date Oct 1, 2021
Publicly Available Date Oct 1, 2021
Publisher Springer
Pages 5-14
Series Title Springer aeorospace technology (SAT)
Series ISSN 1869-1730
Book Title Structural health monitoring damage detection systems for aerospace
Chapter Number Chapter 2
ISBN 9783030721916; 9783030721947
Keywords Aircraft health management; Structural health monitoring; Condition based maintenance; Operation monitoring; Damage monitoring; Condition monitoring; Sensors
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