Aerospace: a sector with considerable challenges

The Aerospace industry must accelerate the transformation of its model under the combined effect of the impacts of the COVID crisis, new customer expectations and the application of new technologies. The imperatives of decarbonisation, flexibility and performance of the industrial system as well as the need for excellence in the customer/traveller experience generate a complex equation to solve. Aeronautical players have to offer more services, more comfort, more safety, more fluidity, while being more efficient.

Companies in the sector therefore face three strategic imperatives:

  • Invent the aircraft (or space) of tomorrow,
  • Drastically reduce the time-to-market,
  • Ensure maximum flexibility of their industrial tool and their supply chain.

To achieve these objectives, they can activate the following five levers:

  • Design new systems in a global way, taking into account their life cycle,
  • Ensure a true digital continuity between design, operations and services,
  • Substantially renovate their legacy information systems and prepare them for further digitalisation,
  • Increase collaboration in the ecosystem,
  • Ensure the continuous acquisition and training of talent.

Aeroline, the essential partner

At Sopra Steria, our teams combine in-depth expertise in the aerospace business with a high level of knowledge of information systems and digitalisation. They are brought together in a dedicated organisation, Aeroline. This organisation has the best experts and project managers focused on the critical functions of the sector: Engineering, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Maintenance and Services. A team dedicated to Air Traffic Management is also part of this organisation.

More than 4,500 employees, located in 6 countries (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, India, Belgium) have been supporting our customers for several years and work closely with their teams in the field. Aeroline provides a comprehensive range of complementary know-how: Consulting, Systems Integration, Infrastructure and Cloud, Cybersecurity and Software Publishing. These skills enable us to offer our customers an integrated approach to their transformation.

Specific offers to support our clients in their transformation challenges:

  • Product Lifecycle Management, with our subsidiary CIMPA and our partners Dassault Systèmes  and Siemens Software
  • ERP framing and implementation with SAP solutions
  • Artificial Intelligence: AI-Powered Aerospace
  • Decarbonised aviation

Dedicated value propositions for critical functions in the Aerospace sector:

Engineering Performance
Supply Chain 4.0
Maintenance and Services
Air Traffic Management
Product Lifecycle Management

Watch the video dedicated to Aeroline

Sopra Steria Aerospace

Title: Sopra Steria - Aerospace

Voice over:

You know, the sky has always fascinated me. As a child, I dreamed of flying among the clouds. Today, here I am immersed in the world of technology. How did it happen? Well, let me tell you. I realised that the magic of flying went beyond airplanes. We need to solve a complex equation, flying better while polluting less, as well as maintaining safety and efficiency. I work at Aroline, the Suprest area organisation dedicated to the Aroline space sector. We are not just working on projects, we believe in the transformative power of technology. We are not your typical tech company, we are the architects of change, we are many but we are one. Digital experts located wherever our customers are, ready to take on their challenges. In short, diversified profiles, extraordinary skills, one commitment. We are structured around the project life cycle and we focus on our clients' businesses and challenges. How can we all contribute to assist in all our space? We transform engineers' dream and ambitions into reality, businesses and challenges. How can we all contribute to sustainable aerospace? We transform engineers' dreams and ambitions into reality, in engineering and manufacturing faster, more efficiently. We unlock the power of technology for in-service aircraft. And we help build a secure and connected airspace for you, for me, for everyone. In fact, we deliver the best of technology combined with our business expertise. We are passionate, committed and remain true to our values. The sky has not finished fascinating me. And Aeroline Act every day to shape it. The Aeroline Adventure continues. Are you coming with us?


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