PTC to market Embraer aircraft

Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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NEEDHAM, Mass., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Product Life Management company PTC has been tapped by Embraer of Brazil to more rapidly market its aircraft worldwide.

The switch from an earlier, unidentified PLM company, comes as Embraer prepares for an expected increase in demand for new aircraft in the coming years.

"At Embraer, we have a proud tradition of innovation that has allowed us to satisfy the ever-changing demands of the global aviation industry," said Mauro Kern, Embraer's executive vice president of Engineering and Technology.

"This PLM program with PTC will bring the best technology to improve our ability to design, develop, and deliver innovative, safe, and efficient aircraft."

Embraer said it chose PTC after an exhaustive review of PLM technology providers which could best serve its product line of aircraft in the commercial, military and executive markets.

"The complexity of modern aircraft is increasing at a rapid pace -- in terms of customer demand, component structure, and supplier networks," said Jim Heppelmann, president and chief executive officer of PTC. "Addressing this complexity requires a modern, scalable system that can manage collaboration across a global development process.

"PTC has deep experience helping aircraft makers accelerate innovation and we are honored to have been chosen by an industry leader like Embraer to help them achieve their business objectives."

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