Plano, Texas, 13 July 2016

Jet Aviation Basel Bases Future Digitalization Strategy on PLM Software From Siemens

  • NX and Teamcenter form basis for future digital enterprise
  • Open standards and high scalability key to selection
  • Neutral JT data format paves way to LOTAR compliance

Jet Aviation Basel has selected Siemens to provide the software foundation for its future digitalization strategy. The company was looking to replace its legacy product lifecycle management (PLM) software system, which did not meet its requirements regarding openness and scalability. After a thorough evaluation, the Basel MRO and Completions facility chose Siemens’ NX™ software for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) and its Teamcenter® portfolio, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management system, as the basis for its future digital enterprise. These two solutions, which leverage the ISO standard JT™ file format, should help Jet Aviation Basel streamline its documentation processes and comply with the Long-term Archiving and Retrieval (LOTAR) standard, which is vital in the aviation industry. The roll-out will take place in several stages beginning in September 2016.

Jet Aviation Basel needed to accelerate its digital transformation and put its legacy systems to the test. In addition to storing data as JT files to support downstream processes, the company wanted to dispose of 2D drawings, while ensuring the new 3D process met all requirements for certification. Siemens’ digital enterprise software suite, comprised of NX and Teamcenter, met all of the company’s requirements.

“We need a scalable, flexible digital enterprise solution for design and PLM that is able to grow with us and support us in addressing future challenges,” says Mike Baker, Director of IT Solutions, EMEA, Jet Aviation. “Siemens offers a deeply integrated portfolio that is open enough to cope with the various data formats and standards used in our industry. We are pleased to partner with Siemens and look forward to working with them and implementing their PLM software solution.”

The seamless integration between NX and Teamcenter will enable Jet Aviation Basel to edit and manage data from various third party systems and use JT as its neutral standard file format. The system is also flexible and highly scalable, making it adaptable to changing needs as the company grows or faces new challenges within its market.

“In today’s economy, rapid changes and new challenges are the rule, not the exception. This drives the need for solutions that are scalable, flexible and open for various standards and formats,” says Hermann Kaineder, Country Manager Switzerland, Siemens PLM Software. “We are pleased Jet Aviation chose Siemens to boost its digitalization strategy. With NX and Teamcenter, we are confident the company can grow beyond the limitations of its legacy system.”

Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,600 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, sheet metal, composite and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus ACJ319, ACJ320, ACJ330, ACJ340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services for a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232 in addition to approval certificates of 26 other national aviation authorities.

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

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