Boeing’s production system is bringing the digital future to life today. By incorporating cloud technology and an interconnected value stream, the company is creating exact digital twins of aircraft by tail number – enabling data-driven maintenance, upgrades and enhancements both for the physical aircraft and its digital copy throughout their lifecycle.
Boeing’s factory leverages firm data standards, is networked with other factories via the cloud, and features advanced artificial intelligence to build systems more simply and efficiently. This digitization allows for modular tooling, enabling flexible, scalable production to meet rapid development and fielding or changes in customer needs and requirements. These changes are accompanied by virtual prototyping and testing, higher initial quality and greater safety. And, the system is being implemented today on new and existing programs.
Applying the digital engineering and production expertise that developed the T-7A, Airpower Teaming System and a proprietary government space system to its entire portfolio, Boeing is delivering the speed, flexibility and agility needed for today’s deterrence and the future fight.