Original Date: 04/01/1993
Revision Date: 01/19/2007
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-West (now Boeing Space Systems) is located in Anaheim, California, and is comprised of three main business units: transport aircraft, space systems, and defense and electronic systems. The company employs more than 6,500 people in facilities covering over 228 acres.
In the transport unit, the primary focus for MDA has been the C-17 cargo aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, In the defense and electronic systems unit, emphasis is placed on laser systems, surveillance and detection, information systems and strategic defense. The unit is also responsible for designing and producing avionics and ground support electronics for military and civil aircraft, missiles, and the Delta launch vehicle.
In the space systems unit, MDA-West concentrates on the launch vehicle business, Work Package 2 of NASA's Space Station Freedom, and research and development in single-stage rocket technology and space exploration. The space station unit is a division of the space systems unit and is part of a five-company contractor team that is designing and developing a major component of the space station. The space system's advanced programs and technology division is developing a single-stage-to-orbit vehicle for military and commercial applications.
MDA-West has rededicated itself to quality in every aspect of its business, from advancing Total Quality Management concepts to concurrent engineering efforts. A commitment to develop and invest in its core technologies and advance these in a shifting market environment supports the company's re-emphasis on quality. These aspects of the MDA environment were evident to the BMP survey team and were manifested in the enthusiasm of the personnel and the quality of the presentations.
TABLE OF ACRONYMS:
The following acronyms were used in this report:
|ADIS|| ||Automated Acoustic Analysis System Dupont|
|CALS|| ||Computer Aided Acquisition and Logistics|
|CAR|| ||Corrective Action Request|
|DoD|| ||Department of Defense|
|DOE|| ||Design of Experiments|
|ECC|| ||Electronic Change Control|
|EDF|| ||Electronic Development Fixture|
|GTA|| ||Gas Tungsten Arc|
|IPD|| ||Integrated Product Development|
|IPEMS|| ||Integrated Production Engineering Management Systems|
|MDA|| ||McDonnell Douglas Aerospace|
|OSHE|| ||Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental|
|RAPIDS|| ||Rapid Prototyping and Integrated Design System|
|SBO|| ||Strategic Business Objective|
|SLA|| ||Stereo Lithography|
|SLS|| ||Selective Laser Sintering|
|TQM|| ||Total Quality Management|
|VPPA|| ||Variable Polarity Plasma Arc|
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