Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group Marks 10th Anniversary

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During the past decade, the group has added GE Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Safran, and Spirit AeroSystems to its membership. It has spearheaded research initiatives on various industry and technology topics. These topics encompass a range of member-identified priorities, including: model-based definition; multiple-view bill of materials; PLM technology obsolescence management; global collaboration; model-based systems engineering; and digital twin/digital thread. The group recently sponsored research in collaboration with five leading PLM solution providers on the topic of digital threads.

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Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group Marks 10th Anniversary

Celebrating a decade of industry leadership

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 12:00

The A&D PLM Action Group was established in 2014 with founding members Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, and Gulfstream. Administered by CIMdata, the group has played a pivotal role in identifying and addressing common PLM-related pain points affecting aircraft manufacturers, major defense OEMs, and tier 1 suppliers.

James Roche, CIMdata A&D practice director, says, “Since its founding, the group’s mission has remained steadfast, with the objectives of its members maturing year over year. A basic principle of the group is collaboration with solution providers as colleagues on a common journey. Examples include a benchmark that validated the multiview BoM capability of commercial technology, cooperation in developing an open service web app, and collaboration on industry research.”

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(CIMdata: Ann Arbor, MI) — The Aerospace & Defense (A&D) PLM Action Group is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of collaborative excellence in addressing key product life cycle management (PLM) challenges within the A&D sector.

In line with its commitment to knowledge sharing and industry advancement, the A&D PLM Action Group has developed a series of direction statements, position papers, and research reports—all available for download on its website at

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