Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is introducing the Pacelab Cabin 7 package into its design department. While earlier versions of the tool – an aircraft configuration software created by PACE – were used only for sales purposes, the upgrade will be deployed across departments to support the entire customization process of the E-Jet E2 family, from first customer contact to production hand-over.
The package will allow Embraer teams to interactively set up the cabin configuration to an airline’s specific requirements. To avoid unnecessary revisions, the software automatically checks technical feasibility and compliance with FAR/JAR certification standards. The configuration can also be displayed in 3D to show airline clients how their choices affect the look of the cabin. 3D illustrations of the aircraft interior will also be included in the manufacturer’s commercial proposals and contractual documentation.
Another part of the software package is Pacelab Data Management, a central repository for managing the lifecycle of customer projects and catalog options, which allows Embraer to keep tabs on the revision history and current status.
“Using a uniform software tool to create and process configuration information from start to finish helps us to maintain efficient collaborative work processes and to deliver consistent and reliable results,” stated Fernando Antônio Araújo Oliveira, senior program manager for E-Jets E2 at Embraer.