UAC’s subsidiaries are actively implementing digital technologies, aimed to solve the main task - increasing the current and future competitiveness of Russian aircraft on the global market, - said President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yury Slyusar during a session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
UAC’s President believes that all aircraft construction programs within UAC should be based on new digital solutions. "For us, it is crucially important to reduce the time to enter the market, we need to design promptly, launch aircraft production faster, improve service processes, and the life cycle of the product should be longer," he said. "All this is possible only on the basis of the solutions that the new digital economy offers, and for us its development is an absolute priority," Yury Slyusar stressed.
Irkut Corporation develops and manufactures MC-21 aircraft on the basis of integrated application of new-generation digital technologies.
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.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) forges corporate and business processes to form the Commercial Aviation Division. In accordance with the decision of the UAC’ Board of Directors, JSC «Sukhoi Civil Aircraft» and LLC «UAC – Integration center» will join the PJSC «Irkut Corporation» as branches.
The ASEAN countries would purchase more than fourteen thousand new commercial aircraft at a total value of 625 billion US dollars (in current catalog prices) till 2038. This is stated in the "Market Survey of Southeast Asia (ASEAN countries)", published by the Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).