Capital gains

Global aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus has officially selected Capital™ electrical/electronic (E/E) systems development software from Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio to accelerate the development of commercial aircraft


In coming to its decision, Airbus revealed that the Capital platform’s comprehensive digital thread and openness were key elements that drove its selection, as this facilitates integration within the broader engineering enterprise. It is also felt that Siemens’ strong support, along with its technical workshops, will help to accelerate new process design and adoption.

“Capital enables customers to establish digital continuity within the electrical domain to compress development cycle time and deliver significant cost reductions,” stated Martin O’Brien, senior vice president of Siemens Integrated Electrical Systems business group. “This is a game-changer in an industry looking to recover quickly from unprecedented challenges. By realizing the benefits of a model-based development process, Capital helps world-class companies like Airbus reduce complexity, lower risk and boost overall productivity.”

Capital delivers a configuration-controlled E/E system digital twin, supported by a comprehensive digital thread throughout the E/E system development, manufacturing and operational life cycle. Additionally, the open IT architecture and multi-domain integrations within Capital will enable straightforward deployment into Airbus’ Lean PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) environment and provides the backbone for E/E systems design and electrical harness manufacturing engineering across its multi-country development team.