Posted on: 02 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Embraer is deploying Pacelab Cabin 7, the aircraft configurator by Berlin software provider PACE, across departments to support the entire customisation process of the E-Jet E2 family from first customer contact to production hand-over.
While earlier versions of Pacelab Cabin 7 were used only for sales purposes, the software will now provide Embraer teams with all customisation options available for a specific aircraft, from which they can interactively set up the cabin configuration to airline requirements.
“We are committed to providing excellent service and maximum transparency to our customers,” commented Fernando Antônio Araújo Oliveira, senior programme manager, E-Jets E2, Embraer. “Using a uniform software tool to create and process configuration information from start to finish helps us to maintain efficient collaborative work processes and to deliver consistent and reliable results.”
To avoid unnecessary revisions, Pacelab Cabin 7 automatically checks technical feasibility and compliance with FAR/JAR certification standards. The configuration can be displayed in high-quality 3D to show airline clients instantly how their choices affect the look of the cabin. 3D illustrations of the aircraft interior will also be included in the manufacturer's commercial proposals and contractual documentation.
Embraer’s software package also includes Pacelab Data Management, a central repository for managing the life cycle of customer projects and catalogue options, which allows teams to keep tabs on their revision history and current status.