Aviation giant Airbus is to use the Capital electrical/electronic (E/E) systems development platform from Siemens to accelerate its development of commercial aircraft. Capital is part of Siemens‘ Xcelerator platform.
Capital includes the kind of comprehensive digital thread needed to develop digital twins. Airbus will use this capability to develop configration controlled twins for increasingly complex aviation projects. Additionally, the platform‘s open IT architecture and multi-domain integrations will ease its deployment into Airbus’ Lean PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) environment and provides the backbone for E/E systems design and electrical harness manufacturing engineering across a multi-country development team.
E/E groups will work in a unified design environment intended to speed product development, optimized the manufacture of electrical systems, improved first-time-right electrical harness quality and smooth supply chain integration to generate architecturally-optimized design proposals, wiring and service documentation.
“Capital enables customers to establish digital continuity within the electrical domain to compress development cycle time and deliver significant cost reductions,” said Martin O’Brien, senior vice president of Siemens Integrated Electrical Systems business group. “This is a game-changer in an industry looking to recover quickly from unprecedented challenges. By realizing the benefits of a model-based development process, Capital helps world-class companies like Airbus reduce complexity, lower risk and boost overall productivity.”