In an extremely competitive environment, Dassault Aviation has set itself apart from its rivals by pioneering a revolution that will eventually spread throughout the worldwide industry.
Digital design, which controls production of the Falcon 7X, is based on 3D modelling of all aircraft parts.
To ensure that data can be shared between all the participants in the programme and that information can be accessed immediately, Dassault Aviation has devised some innovative work methods, based on a virtual plateau.
Considerable gains were made in the industrialisation and production phases. Major savings should be achieved in maintenance, since aircraft maintenance was taken into account far upstream in the design process.