Dassault Aviation has signed a cooperation agreement with Dassault Systèmes for the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Under the multi-year agreement, the company will replace its military and civil aircraft programmes with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for all product lifecycle management solutions.
Dassault Aviation chairman and chief executive officer Eric Trappier 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.”
The current approach is part of the transformation plan launched by Dassault Aviation to maximise its operations in terms of product and service cycles, quality and costs.
The new 3DEXPERIENCE platform has been designed to respond to future challenges such as evolution of the Rafale fighter jet and cooperative development of the future combat aircraft and the medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) observation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Dassault Systèmes CEO and vice-chairman Bernard Charlès said: “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.”