In order to meet the challenges of the twenty first century, Boeing has entered into an agreement with Siemens to expand its use of Siemens’ Mentor Graphics software as part of its Second Century Enterprise Systems (2CES) initiative to transform itself, and the aerospace industry.
Boeing hopes to lead the industry into the next 100 years with Siemens as a partner, providing a set of technologies to enable the next generation of design and manufacturing through increased automation and digitalisation.
This decision follows a comprehensive analysis of available solutions including current and future capabilities, technology flexibility to meet changing requirements in real world applications and overall business value to Boeing. The long term agreement provides Siemens technology in the areas of electrical systems design, electronic products design and mechanical analysis as a foundation for Boeing to consistently deliver comprehensive and innovative solutions to its customers. Focusing on technologies from Siemens’ Mentor Graphics acquisition, Boeing will standardise on a common, company-wide platform for semiconductor design and verification, printed wire board design and manufacture, electrical system design and manufacture (including wire harness) and thermal and fluid analysis of mechanical designs.
“Our partnership with the Siemens-Mentor team will combine best-in-class electrical design tools with Boeing’s vast experience and knowledge in our 2CES transformation of electrical design,” said John Harnagel, Engineering Director, Boeing Defence and Space.
Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software, added: “Siemens is proud to have been chosen as one of Boeing’s partners for its second century vision and transformation. Our ability to help customers drive digitalisation and realise innovation is our core strength, and we are pleased to see that Boeing values that strength. This partnership is a measure of Boeing’s trust in Siemens to help them deliver its vision, and we at Siemens are looking forward to helping them make it happen.”