Dassault Systèmes Releases Software Platform for Small Companies Working on Light Aircraft

Dassault Systèmes has announced the rollout of a new software solution targeted to the aerospace and defense industries.

Revealed at the Farnborough International Airshow, the “Reinvent the Sky” offering is based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

“Electric aircraft will have a transformative impact on the 21st century. We are developing an electric autonomous vertical takeoff and landing vehicle that will make commuting fast and enjoyable,” said JoBen BeVirt, founder of Joby Aviation in a press release. “A cloud-based solution affords our company access to the same tools used by much larger OEMs. We also add capabilities as our needs change. With Dassault Systèmes’ ‘Reinvent the Sky,’ our focus is on developing the best prototype possible, not on managing IT hardware.”

It is targeted at small OEMs, startups, and fledging companies just starting out in the aerospace industry.

“The demand for light aircraft and multi-mission drones is expected to reach $15 billion by 2020 and there are at least 450 land- and air-based mobility projects underway in the world.  Small OEMs must adhere to tight timeframes to gain a competitive advantage, meet investor expectations and showcase their unique value,” said David Ziegler, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “‘Reinvent the Sky’ helps them to break away from the pack.  These small OEMs can achieve type-certification on time, reduce certification costs, plan lean manufacturing processes, and improve performance.”

“Reinvent the Sky” includes cloud-based digital design and simulation applications for multi-discipline teams, and is applicable from concept design to manufacturing. It also takes into account the accessibility and reusability of common processes and parts.

In 2017 Dassault Systèmes opened a professional site at Wichita State University in collaboration with Airbus. The Dassault Aviation group of parent company Dassault Group is also currently slated to produce a new European fighter jet for Airbus.

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