22 July 2014
22 July 2014
Dassault Systèmes has unveiled “AirDesign,” the European aerospace and defence industry’s collaboration platform.
According to Dassault Systèmes, AirDesign is a scalable collaboration platform available as a service on a high-security, private cloud or on-premise. Distributed by BoostAerospace and Dassault Systèmes, it consists of a neutral workspace for advanced OEM and partner PLM collaboration, design and manufacturing. Considered the next generation platform for collaboration and exchange, the company states it has been designed to integrate all the key industry players, from OEM to small and medium business enterprises.
The companies claim AirDesign reduces operational costs for all partners through a single infrastructure, common exchange methods, open standards and easy access, all without adversely impacting existing information systems. All the primary European OEMs jointly requested and defined this platform in order to facilitate exchanges, support their suppliers’ ecosystems and generate new opportunities with services.
"The very complex problems of orchestrating aerospace and defence PLM systems between multiple partners have been solved with AirDesign,” said Jean Ferlus, CEO of BoostAerospace. “Its ability to handle and synchronise the exchange of highly secured PLM data has a positive effect on the quality, efficiency and productivity of the European aerospace industry. It gives the industry a strong application to support development.”
"AirDesign provides an environment for aerospace and defence industry partners to accelerate and sustain collaborative innovation," said Michel Tellier, Vice President, Aerospace & Defence Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “It opens a large number of opportunities for suppliers of all sizes, as they will join an on-the-cloud mutualised infrastructure, spending the money and resources normally needed for an IT infrastructure on developing their business with more customers."
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