A more agile State through far-reaching technological transformation

Ministries at the centre of State development

Citizens and businesses lead and pace governments and ministries. Playing a key role, they both originate numerous reforms and are responsible for their implementation. Their actions must therefore be tangible, rapid, effective and generate results in record time.

These complex challenges mean that Ministries undergo in-depth transformation while meeting their budgetary constraints. To be successful, this type of transformation must be based on three factors:

  • Innovation and new technologies must contribute to digitalising administrations, giving them greater agility and operational efficiency.
  • Change must be explained, helped and guided through all operational and decision-making levels to make sure it is accepted and adopted by both users and civil servants.
  • Discussion and cross-fertilization between administrations and compliance with information system constraints, etc. ensure that any transformation generates value.

A State vision focussed on efficiency

Sopra Steria helps the State achieve greater agility and efficiency. Our experts build creative and disruptive solutions based on citizens’ issues and viewpoints. This vision makes it possible to identify areas for improvement and to bring citizens and public services closer together. Using an approach that transforms people and technology, the State is fully rooted in the reality of citizens and private-sector players.

Building the State of the future together

At Sopra Steria, we have recognised experience in supporting Ministries, Public Agencies, Pensions and Social Security Departments such as the French Ministry of Finance (Customs, IS Directorate, Treasury, etc.), French Ministry of Education, French Ministry of the Environment, inter-ministerial organizations, urban centres (in particular the Paris City Hall) and German federal administrations.

This experience enables us to streamline best practices and solutions in infrastructure management, cybersecurity, Cloud, AI, Blockchain, enterprise automation, drones, IoT and many other technologies.

As a trusted partner, we provide you with a comprehensive approach and service: including strategic advice, systems integration implementation and transformation design.

Our Sopra Steria experts work closely with your teams on a geographical, cultural and linguistic level. Whatever your territorial reach, they apply the appropriate technology and create tailored value-added solutions to your current and future challenges.

A results-oriented value proposition for the State

Sopra Steria helps public institutions evolve towards a new generation of administration, making each transformation an opportunity for progress. By genuinely focusing on the needs of citizens and businesses, we combine the most relevant advisory services and technologies to modernise the State while respecting its constraints and budget.


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Airbus - First flight of the A350 XWB

Jul 22, 2019, 10:22 AM
Title : Airbus - First flight of the A350 XWB
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The first flight of the new Airbus A350 XWB, on 14 June 2013, was widely hailed at this year’s Salon du Bourget air show.

The first flight of the new Airbus A350 XWB, on 14 June 2013, was widely hailed at this year’s Salon du Bourget air show. The Sopra Steria Aeroline  teams played an active role in this success. Their contribution included assisting with the on-board computing system, the flight-tests for the new  engines, digital simulations, technical documentation.

Context and challenges

The A350 XWB is a particularly innovative aircraft,  especially with regard to the consideration of  environmental and economic concerns. With half  of the structure formed of composite material, this  particularly lightweight aeroplane will post a lower fuel  consumption, thus meeting the expectations of airlines.

Sopra Steria added value

More than 400 Sopra Steria employees assisted  Airbus in several projects relating to the A350 XWB


 (Scientific, Technical, Industrial and on-board Engineering)

This team was involved with:

  • The on-board computing systems. Sopra Steria developed a selection of on-board software applications, in particular the aircraft’s secondary flight controls.
  • The preparation and monitoring of the flight tests for the new engines. The A350 XWB is equipped with a new generation of Rolls Royce engines. Highly specific test campaigns had to be conducted in order to verify their reliability. Acting as an operator in the control room during the first flight, in direct communication with the pilots, Sopra Steria played a very active role in these tests.
  • The development of tools for the processing of flight test data. The processing of this considerable volume of data requires specific tools, which had to be developed.
  • Digital simulations of the systems. Even though the systems are still undergoing development, these enable the simulation of their behaviour when altering various parameters. The development of the entire system thus progresses by means of successive validations, leading to the overall finalisation.
  • The development and adaptation of specific tools, design methods and processes with certification. Sopra Steria thus assisted a team of more than 2,000 designers at the Airbus design office.

AEROLINE SIG TEAM (Information & Management Systems)

For its part, a second team provided important associated services:

  • The aircraft technical documentation, mandatory prior to the delivery of any aircraft to a customer.
  • Associated services such as training, the publication of the progress of the production schedules, incident monitoring, maintenance… have also undergone developments.
For 2 years, Sopra Steria engineers in France and India  had contributed to the integration of the new functions  of the A350 into the existing information systems.

Customer benefits

  • Benefit from the support of a multi-disciplinary partner, assisting Airbus with its large-scale projects
  • Optimise the costs of development thanks to the support of Sopra Steria’s offshore teams
  • Realise scheduling objectives: 1st flight in June 2013
Our Aeroline teams cover a wide range of technical and operational skills. This rich potential, reinforced by a high level of motivation, contributes to our preoccupation with always remaining as close as possible to our various internal customers at Airbus. As such, we have put in place suitable mechanisms, including our Indian teams, in order to respond to the challenges posed by all of the projects that are assigned to us. Furthermore, our increase in value has enabled us to get involved upstream, increasing the customer’s understanding of our profession. It is the group as a whole that must be acknowledged regarding this success, and thus we will continue forwards, strengthened by this identity and the trust that Airbus places in us.


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Nicolas Conso

Director - Public sector, Sopra Steria Next