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Dassault Aviation develops its first information search and access applications with EXALEAD


Saint-Cloud, France, - At the 49th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Dassault Aviation unveiled the prototype of a new application for flight line crew and mechanics, built around a Search-Based applications development platform from Exalead, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes.

Developed in less than a month by a mixed Dassault Systèmes-Bull team, it allows instant post-flight access to all the maintenance data used for diagnostics support.

Several hundred thousand records – aircraft, system and equipment repair records and other maintenance reports – contained in different databases are collected, indexed and linked together by high-performance search algorithms.

The innovations offered by this new technology open the way to other applications in every sector of the company’s activities. Dassault Aviation has already launched development of new high value-added services, such as establishing and operating worldwide stocks of Falcon spare parts.

Initial assessment of results both from the point of view of platform performance and development and integration times for these new services, are very promising. They should enable Dassault Aviation to further consolidate its leadership position thanks to the exclusive nature of the services offered to its corporate jet and military aircraft customers.

Comment from Jean Sass, CIO, Information System Division, Dassault Aviation:
“With Exalead, we have been able to solve problems that we could not resolve with traditional enterprise management solutions. Within a few weeks, we had access to effective dashboards, adapted to the requirements of a wide variety of activities and capable of aggregating heterogeneous data sources.”

Comment from Laurent Couillard, Managing Director of Exalead, Dassault Systèmes:
“We are extremely proud to see a group such as Dassault Aviation join the community of companies that have understood the full power of Search-Based applications in terms of agility and performance. The group’s vast store of information and above all the highly demanding nature of this profession make this a challenge that we are delighted to be able to take up.”


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