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Airline Technology Achievement Dassault Systemes: CATIA.(Brief Article)

Of all the costs that go into running an airline, none grabs the attention like the prices of airplanes and engines. Airlines beat on the manufacturers to hold down those prices and the builders turn to automation to cut cost and the length of time it takes to design and build a product. With airplanes and engines having sales lives measured in multiple decades, the decision of what design and manufacturing software to use is of paramount importance. Therefore, when the majority of manufacturers of large transports, regional jets and turbofans accept one program as the standard for the industry, ATW must take note of this remarkable achievement.

Dassault Systemes developed CATIA years ago to meet the desire of many industries for an effective and correct software package for computer-aided design and manufacture. …

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