Siemens PLM lands Teamcenter contract from Diehl Aircabin

 - February 2, 2010, 12:05 AM

Diehl Aircabin has chosen Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter digital lifecycle management portfolio to help with its design, development and manufacture of cabin modules, crew rest compartments and air distribution systems for aircraft, including those for the new Airbus A350XWB.

The company chose the Teamcenter system following what Siemens PLM Software described as an extensive evaluation process that included a detailed presentation of the cost-benefit analysis and intensive consideration and calculation of the return on investment. Siemens sold Diehl on Teamcenter’s ability to more easily configure and visualize complex processes and an open architecture designed to enhance collaboration and permit to an “end-to-end PLM strategy.”

“Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter portfolio will help optimize our engineering process topography,” said Diehl Aircabin CFO Markus Marschall. “Visualizing all engineering processes in Teamcenter, this system will give us complete control over our complex engineering environments.”

Siemens claims that Teamcenter helps boost innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with a single source for product and process knowledge.

Here in Singapore, Siemens PLM Software–a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division–is promoting product lifecycle management technology as “critical to the future of the aerospace industry.”

New aerospace and defense industry development programs in Asia continue to attest to the growing importance of markets in China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia, according to the company, whose technology helps companies “manage innovation and transformation.” One defense department in Asia, according to Siemens, managed to improve its configuration management, compliance and safety requirements for all services–army, navy and air force–by standardizing its processes on Siemens PLM software.

Over the past year, China’s AVIC Liming Aeroengine company managed to cut its design change cycle by 48 percent and its manufacturing process planning by 50 percent by implementing Siemens PLM technology to build a single-digital-model integrated design and manufacturing operation, according to the software supplier.

Eurocopter uses the software to ensure the reliability of its helicopters and also to develop and use new materials that it needs to meet the latest industry standards. In the development of the NH 90 military rotorcraft, the group was able to reduce the number of prototypes it had to build and also was able to generate clearer paperwork, which contributed to the certification process going more smoothly.

Other successes over the past 12 months included the testing of a new booster rocket for the future NASA International Space Station Orion crew transport vehicle built using technology from Siemens PLM Software. Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin is using the Siemens PLM Software system to coordinate development of the F-35 fighter across 140 different sites worldwide.

Finally, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft company has designed its new regional jet by integrating design, manufacturing and final assembly sites that span all of Russia with partners across Europe and the U.S. using Siemens PLM Software.