Dassault Systèmes Customer Wins: Boeing, Washington State Universities
Phillip Keane posted on July 27, 2017 |
Dassault announces the biggest deal in history.

Dassault Systèmes, not being shy to use Trump-like levels of rhetoric, has announced the “biggest deal in history” with aerospace giant Boeing. Yuge. So yuge.

The deal, covering the next 30 years, is worth a cool $1 billion, according to French newspaper Le Figaro, and will see the full range of 3D Experience products being made available to Boeing.

“Dassault Systèmes is proud to collaborate with Boeing as it embarks on another century of innovation with a partner it trusts,” said Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and CEO of Dassault Systèmes. “Boeing not only leads the way in its own industry, but influences the progress of all industries across modern society.”

Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (image courtesy of Boeing.)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (image courtesy of Boeing.)
“We are at the turning point of the industrial era, where we are shattering another industry paradigm,” continued Charlès. “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. This is ‘Business in the Age of Experience.’”

Boeing will deploy the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in phases and rely on the Winning ProgramCo-Design to TargetReady for RateBuild to Operate and License to Fly industry to form a fully digital end-to-end solution, providing Boeing with "a competitive advantage in the commercial field, by reducing excessive delivery times.” So take heed, Airbus. Take heed.

In addition to the Boeing deal, Dassault has also announced a new initiative with the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing in Washington state. The center comprises eight educational institutions, including Washington State University, Bellingham Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Everett Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, North Seattle College, Olympic College, and Renton Technical College, and has chosen the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop and refine the future workforce of Washington state.

The deal will provide 900 cloud users with access to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, allowing greater collaboration in real time, as well as access to the system from any location at any time—be it at the office or at home. The goal of the collaboration is to provide students with access to the latest CAD/CAE and PLM tools in order to prepare them for the challenges of the aerospace industry as Washington transforms into a fully digital, experience-based economy.

“As the new economy of systems engineering, embedded electronics, mechatronics and new material sciences becomes critical to Washington state businesses, local colleges and universities are focusing on the training needed to create the workforce of tomorrow,” said Mary Kaye Bredeson, executive director for the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing. “If we are to keep high-paying, skilled jobs in Washington, we must change education to meet the demands of the future workforce. Today’s partnership with Dassault Systèmes and their 3DEXPERIENCE platform will do just that.”

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