UNITED TECHNOLOGIES has signed an agreement, potentially worth almost $1.9 million, to use Concentra's ICAD System design-automation software at Hamilton Standard, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft. The deal includes an option to buy Burlington, Massachusetts-based Concentra's Selling Point sales-engineering automation software.

Concentra says that P&W has used the ICAD System to automate the design of critical elements of the PW4084 turbofan developed to power the Boeing 777. Sikorsky says that it uses the software to automate the design on wiring harnesses, composite tools and assembly fixtures, and has achieved cycle-time reductions, reducing one key manufacturing design operation from 14 days to just 1h.

Source: Flight International