Airframes

Leading innovators like you need airframe systems that organize and distribute data for maximum advantage

Advances in airframe

Innovate or be outpaced. The combined market for commercial and military aircraft will exceed $281 billion by 2022. To meet that demand with reliable quality control across a global supply chain, aircraft OEMs must fundamentally rethink product development and manufacturing from the ground up. This will mean accelerating strategic moves into additive manufacturing, collaboration across geographically dispersed teams, and more fuel-efficient products.

Meet the game-changers in airframe

Customer needs in airlines and governments are constantly changing. How can technology platforms enable the strategic pivots to push the needle for large contractual wins? 

Leading innovators like you will need systems that organize and distribute data for maximum advantage. Airframe structure assembly, composites, materials science, and aero-structure production across civil and military portfolios—all are platforms ready for continued innovation.

"Innovation is more than a technique. It’s a mindset...Our core PLM backbone, powered by Windchill, is a key element of our strategy...Thanks to the Windchill powerful capabilities in configuration management, concurrent engineering and product data management, we can design elaborate features that bring value to the H-160 program quickly."
Jean-Brice Dumont, EVP Engineering & CTO, Airbus
"At Embraer, we have a proud tradition of innovation that has allowed us to satisfy the ever-changing demands of the global aviation industry. This PLM program with PTC will bring the best technology to improve our ability to design, develop, and deliver innovative, safe, and efficient aircraft."
Mauro Kern, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Embraer

Advances in high-performing computing and cloud technology, enabled a new structural modeling concept—the airframe digital twin, based on computational models of an individual aircraft. Airframe manufacturers, in both the commercial and the defense sectors, are rapidly adopting digital engineering strategies and partnering with leading technology providers, like PTC.

Leaders Rely on PTC Aerospace and Defense Experience and Results

Leading airlines, defense agencies, DoD OEMs, and MROs use PTC solutions to harmonize inventory planning and optimize the service supply chain. Consult with an aerospace and defense supply chain expert.