International standards and working practices of UK Aerospace & Defence industry changed by reliability growth modelling

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards


New business models, technological innovations and global markets, demand that engineering firms better manage how they grow and achieve reliability during product development. A reliability growth modelling framework, developed from research at the University of Strathclyde, is being used by and influencing UK industry practice in the aerospace & defence sector. Our model underpins the modern approach to reliability growth management in Aero-Engine Controls (a Rolls-Royce company), Selex ES, and contributes to the Reliability Case required by the Ministry of Defence. The Strathclyde model is included in the international reliability growth standard (IEC 61164) which is adopted globally by manufacturing firms and procurement agencies.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactEconomic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards


  • REF2014 impact case study