Mumbai: Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY) today announced that it has worked with Airbus on the Airbus A380 programme in product design and development and the application of its 'global delivery model'. Infosys is the only Indian company to have acquired the AS / EN 9100 certification in Aerospace (See: Infosys is AS / EN 9100-certified for aerospace systems).
Infosys' involvement in the project included the design and development of structural components. Infosys worked on the design and development of the top and bottom skin extensions within the inner fixed trailing edge for the Airbus A380. Infosys also played a key role in developing tools and processes for product life cycle management.
Commenting on the success of the project, Franco Gonsalves, vice president, automotive and aerospace unit, Infosys Technologies Limited, said, "Infosys' work comprised high-end engineering tasks. It was an excellent example of how Infosys' 'global delivery model' can be used in such advanced engineering and design work. For Airbus, this resulted in shorter lead-times and faster roll-out, which in turn reduced the program cost."
Coupled with engineering and process understanding, Infosys also helped Airbus develop and deploy software including: interface with legacy data archiving and distribution systems, enhancement of data exchange applications for the extended enterprise, interface with SAP, key characteristics and tolerance management.
In the past three years, Infosys has put in over 100 man-years of effort in the areas of engineering design, analysis, support, engineering process and IT solutions development, testing and deployment.