Kenneth Swope

Data Standards: A Strategic Lever for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

As a multi-billion dollar global presence in commercial aviation, defense and space, Boeing designs, deploys and maintains some of the most complex equipment ever built.

With each new product offering, a new set of business challenges must be overcome and opportunities captured.  To enable this, Boeing has historically implemented large suites of diverse applications and capabilities while retaining the integration role between applications resulting in tightly coupled systems that are now difficult to modernize and adapt to future business scenarios. 

As Boeing looks to the future, new technologies and a new approach reveals itself with Service Oriented Architecture.  Uncoupling system integrations through federated services offers an approach to future proofing technology implementations.  Additionally, the structure and context of data takes on new importance for both Boeing and the supply chain that supports it.

This talk shares the strategic importance of data standards to Boeing Commercial Airplanes and the steps Boeing is taking to promote data standards in Aerospace and Defense.  Boeing will share its focus on key interoperability standards and the challenges the industry faces in this space.

  • The necessary adoption of interoperable standards as a means of attacking obsolescence challenges
  • Key pipeline stages in the move towards a service oriented architecture
  • The nature of IT platform obsolescence
  • The rise of customisation- how are we facilitating this?

Dimitris Kiritsis

Closed Loop Lifecycle Management (CL2M) - Concepts, Standards and Use Cases

With the move of many companies into the smart, serviceable product space, it has come to light that traditional PLM is no longer cutting it when it comes to data collection and management.

For the connected product world to work, a closed loop PLM approach is required, enabled by the industrial internet.

This session gives a detailed insight into the benefits of adopting a Closed Loop Lifecycle Management (CL2M) approach including concepts, standards, examples of use cases and running projects.

  • CL2M concepts and models
  • Enabling technologies for CL2M
  • Emerging new standards for the Industrial IoT
  • Application examples and use-cases

Frédéric Feru

Digital Product Definition - and Why Standards Matter

Due to significant growth and diversification of the aircraft industry, the typical OEM's role has evolved over the last decades from a high degree of vertical integration, to a focus on product architecture and product integration. As a consequence, collaboration across companies has become a key success factor in today’s product development, requiring strong processes as well as method and tools integration.

This presentation shows:

  • Challenges posed by the re-focus on product integration across multiple industrial partners
  • The evolution of the supply chain and delivery model
  • How the Airbus PLM solution has evolved over the last 10 years
  • How the use of open interoperability standards can help overcome some strong challenges

Guy Alroy, Pete Santora, Yazan Malkosh, Manasij Ganguli, Tom Adeyoola

Panel Discussion - Standardizing Digital Platforms to Overcome Issues of Systems Interoperability and Data Transfer

  1. Why do we need interoperability?
  2. What is the key item to standardize around? Is it the garment?
  3. What are the challenges to achieving interoperability?
  4. Who will lead/own the standardization movement?
  5. Will we only achieve full interoperability when the gains for the consumer of digital garments and related data have been realised?
  6. Where is the money to do this?