Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), created 75 years ago, is among the world 's leading designers and manufacturers of turbofans, turboprop and turboshaft engines for regional, business, utility and military aircraft as well as helicopters. P&WC, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. Based in Longueuil, Canada, the company's operations are also present in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. To date, P&WC has produced over 55,000 engines for customers in more than 190 countries. It is estimated that every two seconds, an aircraft powered by a P&WC engine lands or takes off somewhere in the world. P&WC customers include: Agusta, Airbus, Bell Helicopters, Boeing, Cessna Aircraft Company, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Eurocopter, Raytheon Aircraft and many more.
"Our goal is to become an industry leader in designing engines using digital technology throughout the entire product lifecycle," says Amal Girgis, CIO, P&WC. Business challenges: - Reduce time-to-market to maintain competitiveness - Manage seamless collaboration among an ever-growing number of partners worldwide - Empower innovation with a PLM solution that covers the entire engine development process.
"To enhance our end-to-end engine lifecycle, we have decided to implement a Dassault SystÃ¨mes and IBM PLM solution based on CATIA V5, ENOVIA VPM, ENOVIA Portal and DELMIA," says Amal Girgis, CIO, P&WC.
CATIA V5, ENOVIA VPM, ENOVIA Portal, and DELMIA have helped P&WC to meet and surpass its business challenges. The PLM solutions have streamlined P&WC's end-to-end engine design process across all phases of product development and given the company a competitive edge: Assembly design time:-20% Elimination of maintenance prototypes: -$500 K /engine program Clashes resolved in early design: 70% NC Programming: up to 10 times faster
"I believe that P&WC's design process is the best in the world. Our reputation depends on the reliability of our products. We are very proud of the number of P&WC engines flying out there and of the number of engine contracts we have won." said Amal Girgis.