Leading Ukrainian Aircraft Designer Antonov ASTC and Dassault Systemes Sign Alliance

LE BOURGET, France — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 18, 2009 Dassault Systèmes (DS)(Paris: DSY) (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions, announced that Dmytro Kiva, General Designer of Antonov ASTC (Ukraine), and Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, signed a strategic partnership at Le Bourget Air Show to speed up the implementation of DS latest PLM solutions.

Since more than 60 years, Antonov ASTC is developing and commercializing aircrafts, known for their structural reliability and economic efficiency, easy maintenance and the ability to use unpaved airfields. Over 1.500 Antonov aircrafts have been exported to more than 70 countries. Beyond designing and building new aircrafts, Antonov ASTC is providing operational and engineering support as an extended service throughout the entire lifecycle of its aircrafts. Today, the company is seeking to drive its operational efficiency and the sustainability of its products to the next level.

“Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions have long-since proven to be the best answer to the Aerospace industry challenges”, stated Dmytro Kiva. “Our cooperation will be of mutual benefit, as we will continue to nurture each others’ know how”.

The project of employing Dassault Systèmes solutions at Antonov ASTC started in 2002 with CATIA V5 and continued in 2007 with the implementation of ENOVIA in order to establish effective business processes. The major advantages of CATIA/ENOVIA software in Relational Design, Collaborative Design and Configuration Management were crucial for Antonov when choosing Dassault Systemes solutions.

The main focus of the companies’ collaboration will now be the implementation of Dassault Systèmes latest PLM portfolio to optimize Antonov aircraft conception processes. This aims to provide Antonov’ experts full access to the high-end aeronautical technologies.

“Our collaboration with Antonov is undoubtedly beneficial for both parts”, comments Laurent Valroff, Director of Dassault Systemes in Russia and CIS. “It is a special honour for us to provide this major aeronautical complex with our technical know-how. We are sure that our solutions will enable the company to make a considerable breakthrough in the design and construction of aircrafts”.

About Antonov ASTC

ANTONOV Aeronautical Scientific/Technical Complex was founded in 1946 by Oleg Antonov, the eminent aircraft designer. Since then, more than one hundred types and modifications of aircraft of various classes and purposes have been designed, including: AN-2, AN-32, AN-38, AN-74, multipurpose aircrafts, transport AN-8, AN-12, AN-22 Anteis, AN-26, AN-70, AN-3T, heavyload AN-124 and AN-124-100 Ruslan, AN-225 Mriya, AN-10, AN-14, AN-24, AN-140, AN-148 passenger aircrafts.

Nowadays the Antonov Complex is engaged in It also provides services such as basic and conversion training for flight and maintenance crews and international air charter transportation, particularly of outsized cargoes. On-site training of local personnel is available to ensure their mastery of their chosen aircraft. Antonov also participates in international cooperation in the field of aircraft and equipment design and manufacture as well as the development of land transit vehicles.

Antonov ASTC and Dassault Systèmes cooperation started in 2002 when the companies carried out a mutual pilot project devoted to the research of medium aircraft’s units design based on CATIA V5R8. Since then, intensive work has been done to create a brand-new design system of “AN” aircrafts based on the systematic implementation of PLM solutions.

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.



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