PLANO, Texas and FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2008 – 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 its Teamcenter® software suite enabled the production of Russia’s first internationally-designed and manufactured, paperless aircraft. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company’s Superjet 100 (SSJ100), marked its maiden flight on May 19, 2008.
Russia’s new entry into the competitive and rapidly growing global regional jet market involved an international team of international partners and world-class aircraft systems suppliers throughout Western Europe and the United States. The goal for SCAC was to bring all system suppliers into a virtual enterprise on a global platform, implementing the latest design and manufacturing technology. The end result is an aircraft that consumes 10 percent less fuel than its nearest competitor, has a 10 percent lower overall cost of ownership and has the lowest price in its class. The SSJ100 also offers unprecedented passenger comfort in the regional jet category, with wider seats, wider aisles and larger storage bins.
To create this industry-leading aircraft, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and its partners worked within a single master data warehouse enabled with Teamcenter that included all 3D models and related data to completely define and digitally mock up any aspect of the SSJ100. This warehouse, or platform, enabled the company to create Russia’s first aircraft from a paperless design process.
Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter software suite, the world’s most widely-used PLM portfolio, was central to SCAC upgrade effort and was among key factors in achieving first flight in a fast-paced development program for the SSJ100 regional airliner.
Teamcenter helped coordinate the efforts of approximately 1,700 engineers and manufacturing specialists in more than eight locations with a world-class team of partners across the globe.
“We set out with an aggressive plan and succeeded because of our collaboration with partners and suppliers powered by Teamcenter,” said Viktor Soubbotin, President, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. “The collaborative technology played a central role in bringing the SSJ100 into the air faster and at lower cost.”
“Teamcenter gave SCAC a single synchronized knowledge platform for designing and manufacturing,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Siemens PLM Software. “In large, geographically distributed projects, like SSJ100 everyone should work with a single source of data to keep the control over all design changes during production. Watching and working with Sukhoi over the course of the design process has been inspiring. We, in a sense, provide the paint brush and palette, but the designers at SCAC and their partners around the world are the artists. And they truly have created a masterpiece in their first global effort and they’ve done it in record time.”
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 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems 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.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) is a Sukhoi Company subsidiary headquartered in Moscow. Founded in 2000, SCAC aims to produce new models of civil aircraft. The Company’s major project is production of a new Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft family. SCAC is focused upon the following scope of activity: design and development, marketing and sales, production, certification of the aircraft. Worldwide after-sales support and sales at mature markets is handled by Superjet International, a joint venture founded by Sukhoi Company and Alenia Aeronautica, SCAC’s strategic partner. Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the globally recognized aviation industry leader, provides consultancy support to the project, while Snecma is a risk-sharing partner. SCAC has two branches at the production sites located in Komsomolsk and Novosibirsk and altogether employing 1,500+ people.
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