Posted on: 07 February 2012 by Mark Howells
PTC reports that it has been chosen by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation as the latter’s strategic partner for developing a reliability and maintainability management platform for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) programme.
To ensure MRJ customers achieve maximum operational efficiency with each purchase, Mitsubishi Aircraft sought an advanced solution to support its reliability and maintainability management activities. This required a solution that centrally manages product improvements and enhancements (including a detailed product history), gathers and analyses field data, and communicates necessary improvements to internal organisations and external partners.
After a thorough review of competitive solutions, Mitsubishi Aircraft selected PTC’s Windchill Quality Solutions (formerly known as Relex) and PTC’s Arbortext Service Information Solutions. The company will implement the PTC solutions in its customer support organisation, with the system expected to go live before the first aircraft delivery.
“PTC is proud to have achieved preferred partner status with some of the biggest and most innovative brands in the aerospace and defense industry,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “With its next-generation MRJ, Mitsubishi Aircraft is challenging the status quo of the regional jet market. We are confident that together we can help the MRJ meet the company’s high standards for quality, meet the industry’s requirements for safety, and meet their future customers’ need for reliability.”