Apr 08 2002

Dassault Aviation selects Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM Solutions for new Falcon 7X

For the design of its new long-range business jet, the Falcon 7X, Dassault Aviation optimizes its processes with Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM solutions

 

Paris, France – April 8, 2002 - Dassault Systemes announced, today, that Dassault Aviation has chosen Dassault Systemes’ 3D Product Lifecycle Management (3D PLM) Solutions to design its new Falcon 7X business jet. Unveiled during the Paris Air Show last June, the Falcon 7X is the first in the series of new generation Falcon jets. Based on a totally new design, this three-engine business jet offers an unprecedented cost-to-efficiency ratio as well as a non-stop range of 5700 nm. While 20% bigger than the current "large-bodied" model of the Falcon family, it can take off on very short runways. <br/>

 

 

One of the first in its field to do so, Dassault Aviation has adopted the most advanced 3D PLM solutions in order to carry through this ambitious project. By deploying a single, integrated product lifecycle management system based on Dassault Systemes’ CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA solutions, the company has made it possible for industrial partners in the Falcon 7X program to collaborate using a common source of product, process and resource data. <br/>

 

 

These outstanding results will be derived from the implementation of the "design-to-build" concept (simplification of manufacturing, taken into account from the earliest stages of design) and the rigorous specifications set for all components and systems, with the aim of reducing downtime and the costs of lifecycle management. The application of the most innovative design technologies provides the opportunity to integrate product definition, analysis and simulation on a single backbone for ultra-fast, real-time, product optimization and validation. <br/>

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Dassault Systemes is the premier global 3D PLM solutions provider. 3D PLM enables customers to optimize their business Processes for Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance & Support, using Collaborative Workspaces to share a common product, process and resource model (PPR). With PPR, companies can capture, exchange and reuse Knowledge throughout the Product lifecycle. The open CAA V5 (Component Application Architecture) allows extension and integration of this solution within multiple enterprise environments.<br/>

 

 

"To make a success of a cooperative program such as the Falcon 7X, dynamic and collaborative contextual design within a "virtual platform" environment is required. It was particularly important for us to implement, within a very short time frame, a common, innovative, robust, and adaptable solution across our entire community of partners. The advanced integrated 3D PLM solution was the right answer," said Jacques PELLAS, Chief Information Officer, Dassault Aviation. <br/>

 

 

 

“There is no other solution available in the industry that can match the demanding requirements of Dassault Aviation for its new F7X program.” commented Etienne DROIT, Executive Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Dassault Systemes. “Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM solutions around CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA will provide Dassault Aviation with a competitive advantage from the earliest stages of conceptual design through manufacturing and sales, and down to after-sales maintenance.”