New aerospace and defense industry development programs in Asia are confirming the growing importance of the aerospace markets in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Australia. As recognized by numerous aerospace industry awards/designations, Siemens PLM Software’s technology helps aerospace and defense industry companies manage innovation and transformation, helping to enhance or maintain their leadership position. For instance, one defense department in Asia was able to improve its configuration management, compliance and safety requirements for all services, e.g., Army, Navy, and Air Force, by standardizing on Siemens PLM Software.
Separately, Siemens PLM Software also today announced that Diehl Aircabin, one of the leading developers and manufacturers of cabin interiors and system elements for the international aircraft industry, selected Teamcenter software to help optimize processes, enhance collaboration, and boost innovation.
Eurocopter, a European aerospace company, uses Siemens PLM Software’s solutions to ensure product reliability under extreme conditions to develop and employ new and innovative materials and technologies and continue to address the increasingly complex industry safety requirements.
Honeywell Aerospace, a provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems, and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space, and airport operations, deployed Teamcenter to enhance the company’s design anywhere, build anywhere capabilities, and help the company more effectively manage workloads within and between programs.
Over the last year, the following customer milestones/breakthroughs confirmed the power of PLM technology and the digital revolution to drive innovation and transformation at a time when global collaboration and value-chain synchronization have never been more important:
New Booster for ISS Orion Crew Vehicle:
The new booster rocket was successfully tested in 2009 for the future NASA International Space Station Orion Crew Transport Vehicle. In building the new booster rocket, ATK, NASA’s prime contractor on the project, used technology from Siemens PLM Software to develop an industry leading innovative vehicle and was subsequently awarded the 2009 Invention of the Year by TIME Magazine.
AVIC Liming Aerospace:
The AVIC Liming Aeroengine company in Shenyang, China, was able to reduce its design change-cycle by 48% and its manufacturing process-planning by 50% through the implementation of Siemens PLM Software’s technology to build a single digital model integrated design and manufacturing operation.
Secure Global Lifecycle Collaboration:
The Lockheed Martin-led global coalition implemented the first integrated digital environment (IDE) that will seamlessly and continuously support the largest military aircraft program in history. The current environment supports 140 sites worldwide, 1,200 workflows, 6,000+ users and is expected to grow substantially to support a global fleet of aircraft. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics was awarded the Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine Program Excellence Grand Prize for their management of the JSF F-35 Lightning II Program.
Sukhoi Superjet 100:
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company has designed a new regional jet by integrating design, manufacturing and final assembly sites that span all of Russia with key partners across Europe and the United States. With the program launch in 2001, the first flight was in May 2008, and full certification of the Superjet 100 Regional is slated for 2010.
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