Indian IT services firm Infosys has extended its collaboration with US-based Spirit AeroSystems to provide IT and engineering services for product development of commercial, business jet and emerging aircraft programs, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.
"The collaboration builds on 16 years of longstanding relationship between the two organisations, during which Infosys has provided innovative design solutions for some of Spirit's aerostructure programs," the company said in a statement.
As part of this engagement, Infosys said, it will offer end-to-end product development services, including design engineering, sustaining engineering, systems engineering, stress engineering, manufacturing engineering, and repair and maintenance.
The IT major said, it will leverage knowledge-based engineering to accelerate product development across the value stream. In addition, Infosys will support Spirit to secure highly efficient structural designs and a robust certification process, contributing to the manufacture of innovative, lightweight, and more sustainable aircraft structures and components.
“Now more than ever, aerospace and defense organisations need to rapidly reinvent their digital foundation,” said Jasmeet Singh, executive vice president and global head of manufacturing at Infosys. He added that the “strategic collaboration with Spirit AeroSystems can 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,” he added.
The Aerospace Center of Excellence at Infosys has a track record of world-class execution of design and engineering solutions for over two decades. The company has collaboration with seven of the top 10 global aerospace companies and has been recognised as a leading player in aerospace and defense manufacturing.
Sean Black, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer, Engineering and Technology, Spirit AeroSystems, said that Spirit AeroSystems is continuously advancing its 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,” he said.
Infosys has reported a 5.7% decline in consolidated net profit to ₹5,360 crore on 6.8% increase in net sales to ₹34,470 crore in Q1 FY23 over Q4 FY22.