Sponsored by Dassault Systèmes

After a two-year hiatus Farnborough International Airshow is back in its physical form, and Dassault Systèmes is taking center stage. Running from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July, we have a loaded agenda for you to choose from.

The Aerospace & Defense industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. The race to develop sustainable aerospace vehicles is accelerating, the commercialization of space requires full speed and 100% mission success, and the defense landscape demands modernization and operational readiness. Dassault Systèmes is, and will remain, a critical catalyst and enabler of sustainable innovations for this industry.

Over the course of the week in the Dassault Systèmes chalet we will be hosting executive meetings, lunches, and a multitude of informative and enlightening sessions from some of the industry’s most forward-thinking experts as to how, and where, the industry is moving.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience our innovative platform which enables users to achieve industry transformational objectives through sustainable innovations and harmonization of nature, product, and life. As the only truly integrated, open and model-based data environment, our 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides cradle-to-grave virtual twin experience technology for the Aerospace & Defense industry, including:

  • Model-based acquisition to mission engineering and smart sustainment
  • Carbonated aviation and environmental stewardship using electrification or hydrogen
  • Traditional space to new space
  • From single purposed production systems to automated agile manufacturing
  • Constant upskilling of the workforce to retain and attract talent

With Aerospace and Defense at the forefront of sustainable innovations, there are so many avenues to explore. Each day of the show will be an exploration of a specific topic from Agile Manufacturing to Defense Modernisation.

New Space

On opening day, we invite you to journey with us as we unveil more about the emerging commercial space industry known as ‘New Space’. In the not-too-distant past, it may have seemed unrealistic to consider the idea of space tourism, but with constant research, investigation and experimentation, it is becoming much more of a reality. Along with space travel and a scientific colony on Mars, we expect New Space to deliver increasingly high-speed communications networks for all, in addition to new levels of insight for the sustainment of our planet.

Satellites are the main component in the space economy engine, accounting for approximately three-quarters of the $348-billion in revenue generated from space activities. With a new frontier of satellite technology, upcoming constellations of small satellites in low Earth orbit are expected to grow by some 40,000 new satellites within the next few decades. This massive growth is requiring New Space actors to rapidly produce increasingly sophisticated and sustainable satellites, along with reusable launchers.

Defense Modernisation

Day two is where you will experience everything associated with Defense Modernisation. We will examine developing more complex systems of systems while continuously maintaining existing defence assets in operation, interoperability, data for decision-making and collaboration. The delivery of the next generation of Combat Air Systems faces many challenges. Greater agility is required due to the complexity of systems and constant evolution of threats. Capitalizing on the best solutions, expertise and innovation across industry will aid in delivering affordable and dominant capability. During this second day at Farnborough, we will discuss how to optimize capability, improve outcomes and maintain capability in the following four key areas:

  • Model Based Acquisition
  • Mission Engineering
  • Smart Sustainment
  • Value Network Creation

Sustainable Aviation

On Wednesday, it is all about the very topical issue of Sustainable Aviation. Speaking ahead of the show David Ziegler, VP Industry Aerospace and Defense at Dassault Systèmes highlights the connection between the commercial aviation sector and sustainability, commenting “We’ve seen a lot of progress in this area; the regeneration of engines and decreasing fuel burn by 20%. Now we’re looking at new kinds of technology for the future. Hydro jet powered aircraft, further advancements in electrical aircraft and hybrid propulsion are all going to be a major focus in terms of product development.

“The aim is to decarbonise this industry whilst accelerating the development of sustainable innovations with SAF (sustainable aviation fuel), as well as introducing electric aircraft technologies in an effort to combat climate change. Aircraft designs have transformed radically through the ages, but we recognise there is a lot more to do. The global air transport industry is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. With our Virtual Twin experience, low-carbon flights can become a reality. Aviation companies can create live virtual replicas of hydrogen fuel, SAF, and electric aircraft technologies for propulsive and non-propulsive energy systems. They can plan and test at any point of the supply chain – all before real-life application. In doing so, they can effectively deliver better fuels, better aircraft, and a more robust value network.”

Agile Manufacturing

Keynote speakers will delve into the subject of Agile Manufacturing on Thursday, as the need to implement a flexible production rate to adapt to market influences and demand increases. The Aerospace and Defense industry needs to be able to adapt to ever-changing threats, dynamic market conditions, and new innovative technologies. The production rate at Airbus for example is due to double over the next three years, which is a post-pandemic growth rate that commercial aviation was not expecting, and is straining the supply chain. Therefore, how the supply chain is managed has become very topical of late in commercial aviation. Sharing his thoughts on this topic Ziegler states, “If we look at defense there’s an increasing demand because of dramatic developments such as Ukraine. Sovereignty is on the top of the agenda for our Dassault Systèmes customers, and we’ve seen massive demand for new types of defense systems in order to counter future threats.’

Upskilling the Workforce

Wrapping up the Farnborough International Airshow this year, our focus will be directed to Upskilling the Workforce. We will address programs and partnerships that contribute to developing skills for the workforce of the future, how companies can leverage STEM, academics and education.

As manufacturing, architecture, engineering and construction industries face a future with an ageing workforce, immersive technology will be critical in bridging the knowledge gap. We hope that you will join us in discussing:

  • Skills required to develop the future of flight
  • Developing triangular relationships
  • Building a strong knowledge culture combined with expert communities

During this week-long show, along with panels and expert discussions we wish for you to experience real-world case studies and our technology in action. We will therefore be rolling out various demonstrations. There has been enormous transformation in the way of aircraft flight. One example of this, which will be visible at the show, is Vertical Aerospace. Vertical Aerospace is a start-up that develops new vehicles for electrical, vertical take-off and landing. Their aircraft will be showcased at the Farnborough International Airshow, and we at Dassault Systèmes will be on-hand to explain how we work in collaboration with them to leverage the virtual twin of their product in order to accelerate the design of this brand-new aircraft, which will be fully electrical.

For this and more we hope you drop by our Dassault Systèmes chalet during the week of the Farnborough International Airshow. For more information, visit https://events.3ds.com/farnborough-international-airshow-2022#experiences

We look forward to seeing you!