Bangalore, India – Dassault Systèmes recently announced that National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a constituent of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has adopted the “Passenger Experience” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to design civil aircraft in India, specifically the Saras Mk-2 program. DraftSight, a feature-rich 2D and 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) solution, is also used by NAL for 2D design standardization in civil aircraft manufacturing.
The “Passenger Experience” industry solution experience assists in reducing engineering costs in-cabin completion by up to 40 percent through engineering, manufacturing, and certification processes automation. It also contributes to increased brand perception and a 40 percent reduction in content creation for all passenger touchpoints for sales and marketing. “Passenger Experience” integrates emotion and automation across engineering, manufacturing, and certification processes, allowing completion centers to profitably deliver personalized cabin interiors. The DraftSight solution combines essential 2D drafting, advanced 2D CAD, or all-in-one 2D & 3D design with full 3D modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, and laser cutting capabilities.
NAL has expanded its usage of Dassault Systèmes technology solutions by adopting the “Passenger Experience” industry solution experience and by replacing existing 2D CAD tools with DraftSight. It has been using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support its overall mission and mandate of developing aerospace technologies with strong science content, designing and building small and medium-sized civil aircraft, and supporting the nation’s regional connectivity plan such as UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik).
Saras Mk-2 will be a 19-seater aircraft with features such as high cruise speed, low fuel consumption, short landing and take-off distances, low cabin noise, pressurized cabins, and low acquisition and maintenance costs. It will be able to operate from high and hot airfields, as well as semi-prepared airfields.
Jitendra J Jadhav, Director, NAL, said, “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform-based ‘Passenger Experience’ solution has been deployed in designing the Cabin and Cockpit of the Saras Mk-2 program. Virtual twin-based insights offered by this solution helped us to configure the cabin for various use cases and scenarios.”
As systems in the Aerospace and Defense industries become more complex to design, build, and deliver, OEMs and suppliers must accelerate innovation, drive efficiencies, and adopt collaborative platforms to increase production rate agility, Deepak NG, Managing Director, India, Dassault Systèmes, added, “Dassault Systèmes is enabling companies in the sector by providing new ways to conceptualize, design, manufacture, test, certify, and sustain new air and space vehicles. We have long been an integral part of the aerospace industry globally and we intend to replicate the success in India through the association with NAL and in the local development of civil aircraft.”
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