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Boeing and Dassault Systèmes extend design and product lifecycle management partnership

The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has decided to extend its use of Dassault Systèmes applications to include more software from the 3DExperience platform for its design, manufacturing operations management, and product lifecycle management.

Boeing will expand its deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ products across its commercial aviation, space and defense programs.

This decision follows a competitive process that included the rigorous analysis of technical and functional capabilities, cost and business benefits across the value chain. 

Ted Colbert, CIO and senior vice president of IT and data analytics, Boeing, says: “The decision to adopt Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform is a key milestone in our digital transformation.

“This digital enabler provides global design and manufacturing capabilities that will fuel our second century.

“The value of this extended strategic partnership is a mutual desire to transform how Boeing connects, protects, explores and inspires the world.”

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An interior photograph Boeing’s new Portland metals and parts processing facility

Boeing will deploy the 3DExperience platform in phases and integrate a variety of solutions for aerospace and defense to deepen its end to end digital collaboration, design, engineering, analysis, manufacturing planning and shop floor execution capabilities throughout the enterprise.

Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, says: “Dassault Systèmes is proud to collaborate with Boeing as it embarks on another century of innovation with a partner it trusts.

“Boeing not only leads the way in its own industry, but influences the progress of all industries across modern society.

“We are at the turning point of the industrial era, where we are shattering another industry paradigm.

“The parallel exchange of data between virtual and real operations will transform the value-adding chain into a value creation chain.

“The entire ‘extended’ enterprise can continuously measure and control business processes for maximum efficiency and potential top line growth.”

The 3DExperience platform can reduce integration and support costs, improve productivity, foster new innovation, and aid in the introduction of best practice processes to deliver standard work across the value chain.

The 3DExperience platform can not only simulate products and processes, but also find and eliminate potential risks and quality issues before production.

The platform’s single source of data across all applications will provide reliable and actionable real-time information and seamless communication throughout the entire enterprise and supply chain as well as across product generations.

This digital continuity will improve data and analytics capabilities.