Dassault Aviation has signed a cooperation agreement with Dassault Systèmes for the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform within the Dassault Aviation group.
This multi-year agreement covers the replacement of Dassault Aviation’s civil and military aircraft programs with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for all PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions. On this occasion, Dassault Aviation took a new step to maintain its lead in digital industrial processes, of which it has been a pioneer for over 30 years. This approach is part of the transformation plan launched by Dassault Aviation to further optimize its operations in terms of product and service cycles, quality and costs.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform should enable Dassault Aviation to respond to the challenges ahead: expansion of the Falcon range of business jets, the evolution of the Rafale fighter, cooperative development of the future combat aircraft and the MALE observation UAV, etc. This cooperation agreement is in line with Dassault Aviation’s culture of continuous innovation, which has been the crucible of the CATIA software and which then led to the emergence of the virtual model process, then the digital collaboration process between industrial partners for international cooperation programs.
Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, said: “As an industrial architect and integrator of complex aeronautical systems, the backbone of a strategic industrial fabric with hundreds of companies in France and abroad, Dassault Aviation has always implemented the best digital processes to design, manufacture and support the products and services expected by our civil and military customers throughout the world. Today, we are convinced that 3DEXPERIENCE is the most advanced solution to support all our businesses.”
Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Dassault Systèmes, added: “Dassault Aviation has chosen an ambitious strategy: to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a vehicle for business integration and transformation, integrating business model, industrial model, development and support. This illustrates perfectly the multi-faceted dimension of collaborative innovation that enables us to offer unique experiences to our prestigious clients. Digital business twins, enabling the integration of products with services, are a perfect illustration of the industry of the 21st century.”
About Dassault Aviation
With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century, Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter to the high-end Falcon family
of business jets and military drones. In 2017, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €4.8 billion. The company has 11,400 employees.
About 3DEXPERIENCE platform
3DEXPERIENCE is a comprehensive business platform
that connects designers, engineers, managers, different sectors and locations in the integrated enterprise, enabling the creation of more than a product, and that the experience for customers or consumers.