21st Century Airships

Canada Brand: CATIA
Industry: Aerospace and Defense

21st Century Airships, based in Newmarket, Canada, designs heliumfilled aircraft with distinct environmental advantages. The company, in business since 1988, has crafted airships for use in geo-surveys, military surveillance, weather monitoring and to support temporary infrastructure such as cellular towers during disasters.

The Challenge

21st Century Airships needed to automate its design processes to improve accuracy and increase efficiency.

Dassault Systèmes Response

To transition from a paper-based design environment 21st Century Airships chose CATIA.


Improved accuracy and increased efficiency by as much as 60%, raising quality, reducing costs and expanding capacity.