Boeing continues partnership with Dassault Systèmes

Posted on 5 Sep 2012

Boeing has signed a five year deal with Dassault Systèmes to use their applications at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

The US aircraft manufacturer has agreed to extend their already longstanding 25-year partnership by another five years and will continue to use Dassault’s 3D design software. Dassault provides virtual universes for the imagining of sustainable innovations. Dassault’s enhanced PLM solutions have been used for the virtual testing of some of Boeing’s most advanced and efficient airplanes, such as the 7E7.

Nancy Bailey, Boeing vice president of IT Product Systems, said: “Boeing and Dassault Systèmes have enjoyed a long working relationship, and we are pleased to extend our contract.  We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Dassault Systèmes to create and leverage new innovations that will enhance our product design and manufacturing capabilities.”

Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes spoke of their ‘unique partnership’. He said: “Both companies share a passion for innovation and for producing breakthrough experiences for our customers.  We have a shared vision of how to evolve our applications and Boeing’s processes to fuel remarkable innovation.”

Boeing are growing in strength despite Qantas cancelling an order of 35 Dreamliners last month due to the lack of demand in the luxury airplane sector. Last week it was revealed that nine heads of state had ordered the luxury 747 Aeroloft business jet, which boasts sleeping quarters, a kitchen, conference area, lounge, bathroom, private office and an executive suite. At the end of August, Boeing revealed that its order book in the prior eight months was already looking healthy with 700 orders compared to just 384 orders at European rival Airbus.