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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.

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Airframes: Business challenges and key questions

Mission success within budget is a key business challenge for both industry and government stakeholders in aerospace and defense. PTC has the system-wide insight, proven technology, and best practices to help the airframes sector lower risk while connecting the present to the future. Read on for some critical questions to ask as business challenges in airframes arise—our aerospace and defense experts are ready with solutions on the other side.

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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.

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