Work underway to automate engineering, manufacturing and certification


Dassault Systèmes and SIE have entered into a partnership with the intention of “transforming the cabin completion business serving commercial airlines, business aviation and VIP services”. According to the partners, their work will mean that OEMs and completion centers can certify and deliver customized cabin interiors at greatly reduced risk and cost, and enhance the passenger in-flight experience.

The partnership leverages two of Dassault Systèmes’ packages based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform: ‘Passenger Experience’, covering processes from initial customer interaction through design validation and verification, and on to marketing and sales; and ‘License to Fly’ to accelerate the certification process – along with SIE’s expertise in delivering certification content and services for cabin design and development projects.

The combined offering is intended to automate engineering, manufacturing and certification processes, from idea to delivery, while providing high-end visual assets for personalization and use by engineering, sales, marketing and training teams – a well as reducing the risk of costly mistakes being discovered during production or delivery.

“Companies seek to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market with custom aircraft cabins that reflect demands for greater passenger comfort,” said Dr Matt Creager, president of SIE. “Many OEMs struggle to profitably meet these demands due to the risk of delays and cost overruns. Our partnership with Dassault Systèmes simplifies and improves the process so that the highest customer expectations for the cabin can be realized and certified.”

“We have been working diligently to establish digital continuity, from initial concept to entry into service and beyond for improved program performance. This approach also ensures quality, safety and compliance,” added Michel Tellier, VP for aerospace & defense at Dassault Systèmes. “Our partnership with SIE allows us to marry the virtual world with essential content and know-how to greatly reduce the risk, time and cost for getting a cabin designed, produced and certified. Customers can virtually experience a cabin, say ‘that is what I want!’ and get it securely and affordably.”

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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