Unleashing Sustainable Innovation

Discover how Dassault Systèmes can help you overcome today's challenges while preparing for a sustainable future. 

Across the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry, rising customer expectations along with growing program complexity make it more challenging to compete.

The A&D industry is experiencing a shift in paradigm with the need to meet short-term goals while trying to accomplish long-term objectives. From accelerating decarbonization and managing production ramp-up to developing cyber-secure sovereign systems while keeping costs down, building sustainable innovation in this age of disruption is key. As systems become more complex to design, build and deliver, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers need to accelerate innovation, drive efficiencies and move to the factory of the future to allow for greater production agility. This requires a new way to conceptualize, design, manufacture, test, certify and sustain new air and space vehicles.

Serving the Needs of All Stakeholders Across the Aerospace & Defense Value Chain

Dassault Systèmes has a proven track record as a catalyst and enabler of the world's leading industrial transformations. Every decade, we have partnered with manufacturers to disrupt how products are designed, manufactured and sustained, as we continue to rethink development, production and support processes and methods.

Commercial Aviation
Deliver on time, on target and on cost to meet growing aircraft demand.
Aerospace & Defense Suppliers
Shifting demands requires new supplier strategies to deliver on time, on target and on cost.
Accelerate space companies' ability to design a system right the first time with the required quality, reliability and safety at lower cost.
Accelerate innovation while delivering on time, on cost and on schedule.
Aerospace Propulsion
Accelerate engine programs to meet record demand while cutting costs.
Meet infrastructure requirements and delight air travelers.
Optimize your operations and provide an outstanding airline experience to your customers.

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform delivers the capabilities to accelerate sustainable innovation with the power of the virtual twin as the only truly integrated, open and model-based data environment:

  • From carbon-heavy aviation to environmental stewardship using electrification or hydrogen
  • From traditional space to new space, optimizing manufacturing and in-space activities 
  • From conventional supply chain management systems to data-driven quality management

This transformation is supported by the constant upskilling of the workforce to retain and attract talent.

Explore the various programs below to get a better understanding of how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a cradle-to-grave technology for the A&D industry with the virtual twin experience:

Addressing the Business Challenges of the Aerospace & Defense Industry

Prospects for A&D companies appear bright with the continued growth of commercial aviation, the upturn of defense and military spending and increased budget towards security. A&D companies can unlock growth and efficiency by embracing digital technologies. Leaders must transform to navigate the landscape as new players use advanced technology and non-traditional approaches to disrupt the mature aerospace industry and create innovative products.

Drive Costs Down
Accelerate program maturity from concept to manufacturing while driving 40-60% of cost out
Transform Supply Chain in Value Network
Drive integration to improve visibility, on-time delivery and first-time quality

Explore Our Recent Customer Stories

Our customers tell their stories the best. Industry leaders from A&D OEMs, suppliers and disruptive new players share their experiences as this is the most important source of information to us and other companies. Read these A&D stories showcasing our customers’ thoughts and strategic messages while highlighting their use of our cutting-edge technology.

Dassault Aviation
French aerospace company Dassault Aviation leverages the 3DEXPERIENCE platform powered by the NETVIBES data science portfolio to maximize fleet availability.
Beyond Aero
Creating the world’s first electric business aircraft designed for hydrogen propulsion, Beyond Aero built a new architecture to optimize the integration of the hydrogen tanks and fuel cell systems using the Reinvent the Sky industry solution experience. Combining design, simulation and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud accelerated development, helping to master complexity and maintain full traceability throughout the product lifecycle. Through a simplified virtual twin, Beyond Aero has successfully tested, validated and flown its 85kW scale propulsion system.
Boom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic is designing and manufacturing Overture, the world’s fastest airliner optimized for speed, safety and sustainability. The company chose the industry experience solutions Cleared to Operate, Co-Design to Target, Program Excellence, and Winning Concept. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform acts as a collaborative environment in which true parametric modeling takes place at a system level.
Austrian HeliAir transforms standard helicopters into medical emergency centers using the self-developed interior concept KOKON designed on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud. With the Passenger Experience industry solution experience, the company can manage the entire development process, use virtual reality to create immersive demonstrations and involve healthcare professionals in decision-making processes.
Ascendance Flight Technologies
Focused on clean and sustainable aviation, the French startup needed an industry platform to support and accelerate the development of Atea, a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft equipped with a hybrid electric propulsion system, Sterna. To bring its hybrid electric VTOL technology to market, the company is using the cloud-based solution Reinvent the Sky on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to manage systems engineering, product design and governance.
Spirit AeroSystems
Embarking on a Digital Manufacturing Journey with DELMIA.
Interstellar Lab
Interstellar Lab develops environmentally controlled, closed-loop modules designed for self-sustainable life on Earth and beyond, using 3DEXPERIENCE. The first module to be built is a cultivation system called BioPod.
Vertical Aerospace
Vertical Aerospace is building its revolutionary electric aircraft and defining its processes on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the Cloud with the Reinvent the Sky industry solution experience. This gives the company access to enterprise-level design, engineering and simulation software in a single, secure, standards-based environment.
To ensure smooth and efficient operations, Finnair uses DELMIA Quintiq to plan its ground operations workforce.
National Institute for Aviation Research
Supported by the Keep Them Operating industry solution experience on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, NIAR will take the B-1 Lancer aircraft completely apart, scan every single structural element and digitally reassemble the aircraft to create virtual twins for future sustainment activities. The platform serves as the hub for visualizing, analyzing and predicting the aircrafts’ performance.

Trends in the A&D Industry

In order to fully understand the latest trends in the industry, the following selection of articles, data and reports will enable you to deep dive into the A&D sector.