Posted on: 29 September 2010 by Mark Howells
Siemens PLM Software has announced that Irkut Corporation is expanding its deployment of NX and Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the design and development of the MS-21, the company’s mid-range aircraft family.
The MS-21’s development is part of the Federal Program for Progress in Civil Aircraft Engineering in Russia.
"Expanding the co-operation with Siemens PLM Software is the next valuable step of our strategic partnership that began over a decade ago," remarked N.A. Volkov, IT department director, Irkut Corporation. "Siemens PLM Software’s advanced technologies have proven their efficiency many times over. As we launched the MS-21 project we unanimously selected Siemens PLM Software’s NX and Teamcenter solutions. Using the most advanced PLM software technology significantly enhances project quality, reduces development and planning time, facilitates managing suppliers, and finally, decreases the overall project costs. We are confident that the innovative solutions we use will help us make the MS-21 the best aircraft in its class.”
Irkut Corporation will use Teamcenter as its product data management platform to enable a unified and synchronised product and manufacturing data repository. The company will use NX, an integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) solution, for 3D product modelling, structural strength analysis and NC programming.