Technologies To Help the 787 Take Flight

The 787 Dreamliner project marks the first time Boeing is making its partners responsible for the design of the parts and components they will ultimately manufacture. New 3D design and collaboration technologies are powering the initiative.

3D computer-aided designCatia V5Dassault Systèmes
Manufacturing simulationDelmia V5Dassault Systèmes
Product life-cycle management collaborationEnovia V5Dassault Systèmes
Database supporting EnoviaDB2IBM
Digital content delivery managementTrueDeliveryRadiance Technologies
Airplane sales configurationTeamcenterUGS
Shop floor information systemVelocityIntercim
Multimedia collaboration centersVarious videoconferencing unitsTanberg
Composite material simulationsFibreSIMVistagy
Dynamic systems simulation (hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, etc.)Easy5MSC Software
Machine tool simulationsCAM-POST, Virtual MachineICAM Technologies
Measurement and analysisMetrolog V5Metrologic
Aerodynamics testingCray X1 supercomputerCray
Supply chain managementE2openExostar
Flight control operationsIntegrity-178BGreen Hills Software
787 avionics control center, including plane’s environmental, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and cabin servicesCommon Core SystemSmiths Aerospace