Airbus, Dassault lay foundation for a new European industrial ecosystem in aviation
Airbus, Dassault lay foundation for a new European industrial ecosystem in aviation

Airbus, Dassault embark on a strategic partnership, sign five-year pact

ANI | Updated: Feb 06, 2019 16:33 IST

Toulouse (France), Feb 6 (ANI): Airbus and Dassault Systèmes announced the signing of a five-year memorandum of agreement (MoA) on Wednesday to cooperate on the implementation of collaborative 3D design, engineering, manufacturing, simulation, and intelligence applications.
This will enable Airbus to take a major step forward in its digital transformation and lay the foundation for a new European industrial ecosystem in aviation.
Under the MoA, Airbus will deploy Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which delivers digital continuity -- from design to operations -- in a single data model for unified user experience, making digital design, manufacturing, and services (DDMS) a company-wide reality for all Airbus divisions and product lines.
DDMS paves the way for breakthroughs in new product design, operational performance, support and maintenance, customer satisfaction and new business models, as it represents a move from sequential to parallel development processes.
Instead of first focusing on product performance, Airbus will be able to co-design and develop the next generation of aircraft with the manufacturing facilities that will produce them, reducing costs and time to market.
“We are not just talking about digitalisation or a 3D experience, we are rethinking the way aircraft are designed and operated, streamlining and speeding up our processes with customer satisfaction in mind,” said Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
“DDMS is a catalyst for change and with it, we are building a new model for the European aerospace industry with state-of-the-art technology. Our target is a robust production setup that offers a reduction in product development lead time,” he said in a statement.
Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systèmes, said: “Nothing exemplifies the intersection of technology, science and art more than aviation. When we reflect on how the industry has evolved to where it is today, it’s a blend of technical prowess, digital precision and inspiration."