Boeing is accelerating the Joint Force’s digital revolution, today. Embracing model-based engineering and virtualization, open architecture systems, and agile software development, we are digitizing the entire production life cycle to deliver leading-edge capabilities to our warfighters when they need them.
A true paradigm shift, future programs will be designed, developed and manufactured on a digital foundation, just like our eT-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer. eT-7A is the first in the U.S. Air Force’s new digital “eSeries” of aircraft, weapons, satellites and assets to be designed and built along a digital thread, which embraces advanced manufacturing techniques to improve quality and enhance performance.
Using model-based engineering and 3D design tools, the eT-7A represents an aircraft with a 75% increase in first-time quality, an 80% reduction in assembly hours and a process that cut software development time in half. The aircraft moved from computer screen design to first flight in just 36 months.