Digital technologies play a decisive role in the competitiveness of Russian aircraft - Yuri Slyusar at the SPIEF-2018

"UAC’ enterprises are actively implementing digital technologies, this is the key to solve the main task for us - increasing the current and future competitiveness of Russian aircraft on the global market," - the President of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and PJSC Irkut Corporation, Yuri Slyusar said on May 24 during the session "New mechanisms of investment policy" at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The UAC president believes that all aircraft programs in the UAC should be based on new digital solutions. "For us, it is crucially important to reduce the time of entering the market. We need to design quickly, launch production faster, provide better service, and the life cycle of the product should be longer," - he said. "This is possible only on the basis of the solutions offered by the new digital economy. Its development is an absolute priority for us," - Yuri Slyusar stressed.

A striking example of the digital technologies use is the program of MC-21 new-generation aircraft, which Irkut Corporation executes in close cooperation with other UAC enterprises.

All participants of the program work within the unified informational environment.

The key component of this medium is the airliner's electronic mock-up which contains comprehensive information on the aircraft as the whole, its units, systems, and equipment at all stages of its life cycle. The electronic mock-up is constantly detalized and developed.

Participants of the program have real-time access to the electronic mock-up. Information exchange is performed via high-speed communication channels.

Digital technologies ensure more precise and effective implementation of a wide variety of design, manufacturing, and operational components of the MC-21 program. In manufacturing, they provide high product quality and precise conjunction of airframe assemblies.

During operation, data on every aircraft is entered into the specialized information system. Interaction of the electronic mock-up and the information system will allow monitoring condition of every aircraft and predicting its maintenance.


Presentation «Digital Technologies of MC-21 Program»

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