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.
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.
More than 400 Sopra Steria employees assisted Airbus in several projects relating to the A350 XWB
For its part, a second team provided important associated services:
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.
XAVIER PECQUETmember of the Sopra Steria COMEX and Director of Aeroline