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Changing demand in aerospace production

As if a switch turned off, the shock of the pandemic on the world and especially in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry has been profound, affecting all facets of the industry from passenger demand collapse, supply interruptions, workforce impairment, significant MRO reduction, and extreme financial pressures across the board.

The airline industry has been cancelling orders, asking for deferrals or model switches. While airlines still need to maintain parked aircraft, aftermarket revenues is severely curtailed as overhauls are deferred to conserve cash and the maintenance mainstay hourly contracts track schedule and capacity downwards. As airlines make decisions on retiring models and reassess their fleet needs, aircraft production and aftermarket services is required to assess the short and long-term demand shifts


The A&D industry needs to be able to adapt to ever-changing threats, dynamic market conditions, and new innovative technologies. Companies must dynamically match production with demand while improving quality & sustainability, lowering costs, ensuring worker safety and health, and deliver on time.


Increase manufacturing agility:

Improve decision-making to stay on budget and on time through 360 degree planning, simulation, and real-time insights.

Improve manufacturing quality through unified change management, full supplier traceability, and real-time tracking of quality issues.

Optimized planning and execution through real-time visibility across the supply chain to assess performance and rapidly implement corrective actions.

Deliver right-the-first-time through virtual assembly and manufacturing planning.


Connecting the dots throughout production

Agile and resilient companies can eliminate costs, quality issues, and waste virtually before production starts. They can plan their production system strategic upgrades and anticipate potential issues before they occur, simulate multiple scenarios rapidly to determine the best course of action, and have the flexibility in their production systems and methods to meet new sustainable market demands.


The 3DEXPERIENCE® platform connects the dots to enable an agile production rate with quality goals. In addition, the platform provides the ability to utilize production and supply chain scheduling for “what if” scenarios and capacity planning to address market demand. It connects planning to the shop floor through a “virtual twin” to anticipate issues, and take proactive actions to flexibly match production rates.


Enable Flexible Production Streamlining manufacturing processes

Airbus Helicopter chose Dassault Systèmes to manage supply chain complexity, provide real-time information and streamline manufacturing processes.

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