Infosys partners with Spirit AeroSystems for aerostructure co-innovations
Indian IT major Infosys has signed a new five-year agreement with its long-time partner Spirit AeroSystems to offer innovative aerostructure and systems engineering services.
The collaborative offerings will be provided for product development of commercial, business jet and emerging aircraft programs, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.
Infosys has already been working with Spirit AeroSystems over the past 16 years, delivering advanced design solutions for some of its aerostructure programs.
Jasmeet Singh — Infosys Executive Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing said: “Now more than ever, aerospace and defense organizations need to rapidly reinvent their digital foundation. We are thrilled to deepen our strategic collaboration with Spirit AeroSystems and accelerate their digital transformation, by pushing the envelope in design and product engineering.
“With our investments in aerostructure engineering and next-gen technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud, we are confident of delivering compelling value to Spirit and take our collaboration to newer heights.”
Based in the US, Spirit AeroSystems specializes in making aerostructures for commercial airplanes, defense platforms, and business/regional jets.
Under the new arrangement, the Bangalore-based software giant will provide end-to-end product development services, including design engineering, sustaining engineering, systems engineering, stress engineering, manufacturing engineering, and repair and maintenance.
Infosys will also help Spirit AeroSystems in gaining highly efficient structural designs for the manufacture of innovative, lightweight, and more sustainable aircraft structures and components.
Dr. Sean Black — Spirit AeroSystems Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, Engineering and Technology said: “At Spirit AeroSystems, we believe our ability to continuously advance our offering at design and engineering levels is one of our competitive differentiators. Our longstanding collaboration with Infosys means we are well-positioned to co-innovate on critical stages of product development, ensuring we continue to pursue the highest standards in quality and airworthiness.
“This strategic agreement further reinforces our strengths and will leverage mutual synergies to accelerate the development of world-class, sustainable aerostructures and services across our commercial and aftermarket business segments.”
Last year, Infosys was roped in by Spirit AeroSystems for helping the American aero structures manufacturer for integrating the IT infrastructure of the former Bombardier assets it had acquired.