18 August 2011

Antonov State Enterprise Selects Siemens PLM Software for Cargo Aviation Projects

MOSCOW AIR SHOW, August 18, 2011- Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Ukrainian State Enterprise Antonov, a leading aircraft manufacturing and services organization, selected NX™ software and Teamcenter® software solutions to implement joint cargo aviation projects with the Russian JSC United Aircraft Corporation. These projects include the production of the Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy long-range cargo aircraft and the Antonov An-70 medium short take-off and landing cargo aircraft.

Antonov will use Siemens PLM Software’s NX, a comprehensive digital product development solution, and Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management system, to design and create a centralized product, engineering and design data management system.

Antonov selected Siemens PLM Software technology following an in-depth analysis of NX and Teamcenter. Antonov cited as key selection factors the technologies’ open architecture and ability to integrate with multiple CAD systems, as well as its flexibility in adapting to customer specific tasks. Antonov found that the robust functionality in NX and Teamcenter enables better engineering process automation and enhances general production efficiency.

In addition, Antonov implemented a Siemens PLM Software pilot project, which shortened design time and improved productivity. According to Antonov, the pilot project demonstrated the competitive advantages of NX and Teamcenter, and revealed the excellent qualifications of Siemens PLM Software’s technical support team. As a result, Teamcenter and NX were determined to be the best solutions for Antonov to establish a unified information backbone to support joint projects with JSC United Aircraft Corp.

“We are proud that an aircraft manufacturing leader like Ukrainian State Enterprise Antonov has selected Siemens PLM Software's solutions for cargo aviation project development,” said Victor Bespalov, Country Manager, Siemens PLM Software Russia. “In today’s competitive environment, PLM technology is a prerequisite for a successful aircraft business. By providing aviation companies' with these technologies, Siemens PLM Software is helping companies like Antonov to enhance integration and collaboration with global partners.”

About Antonov

Antonov State Enterprise has a highly experienced staff, a design bureau, an extensive complex of laboratories, an experimental and a batch production plant, and a flight test airbase. It makes it possible to solve any tasks of aircraft development including certification, as well as operational support and follow-on of all the Antonov aircraft types.

Antonov State Enterprise was founded in 1946 by Oleg Antonov, the prominent aircraft designer. Since then, more than one hundred types and modifications of aircrafts of various classes and purposes have been designed. Over 22,000 Antonov aircrafts have been built.

For more information about the company and its products visit www.antonov.com.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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