The managers and technicians in the Design offices and test centers
- develop design technologies and baselines of use for current and future programs
- prepare and justify product definitions (aircraft and systems) and their future upgrades.
- contribute to steering product strategy.
Extensive modeling, simulation and testing is carried out to define the airframe and on-board systems (auxiliaries, avionics, flight controls) and the support products (those which enable the aircraft to be deployed and maintained at the customer).
More than one in five employees is involved in this activity, primarily in Saint-Cloud, Bordeaux-Mérignac and Istres.