jun 15 2009

Dassault Systèmes Reaffirms Its Position as Leading Provider of PLM Solutions for Aerospace Industry

New Collaborative Solution to participate in the Industry’s Business Transformation towards Sustainable Development  

Paris Air Show (Le Bourget), France, June 15th, 2009  Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today made a series of customer announcements at  Le Bourget International Air Show that reinforces the company’s position as the leading PLM provider for the Aerospace and Defense industry. Already recognized for working with the world’s Top 20 Aerospace Companies (Source: PWC) and the world’s major OEMs, Dassault Systèmes’ technology has become the standard for all new major A/C programs.

In recent years the globalization of the aerospace supply chain has created a need for greater visibility, communication and enhanced controls – especially given the complexity of implementing new programs that can often take more than 50 years from concept to end of life. In today’s difficult economic context the Aerospace and Defense industry is shifting towards a “risk sharing” economic model that is redefining roles and responsibilities for all actors involved, including OEMs, suppliers and Operators. Additionally the difficult economic environment is driving customers to be more and more demanding.  They are requiring aircraft with greater performance, at lower cost with on-time delivery while respecting the growing need to be environmentally friendly.

V6, the latest release from Dassault Systèmes software solutions for collaborative innovation focuses on helping users adapt to and manage their new extended responsibilities. It enables them to monitor end-to-end program activities from concept to recycling across the entire supply chain, to provide a global collaboration platform to partners and supplier communities and to deliver eco-friendly aircrafts with lower environmental impact to achieve a competitive advantage. This is crucial for sustainability, as the fleet size in service will be doubling over the next 20 years.

Present at Le Bourget Air Show, Dassault Systèmes will leverage new client examples to showcase how its renowned PLM portfolio brings to the aerospace industry a comprehensive virtual universe from concept to recycling that will be continuously improved by learning from real world experiences, ensuring that programs are economically competitive, environmentally compliant and safe throughout their lifetime.

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