Airbus selects Sopra Steria for engineering transformation

15 January 2024 1 min. read

European aviation and aerospace group Airbus has flown in Sopra Steria to help transform and modernise its groupwide engineering capabilities.

As part of the agreement, Sopra Steria will help fellow France-headquartered Airbus modernise its engineering processes, methods and tools across the full lifecycle of its products.

The multi-year agreement covers Airbus operations in France, Germany, Canada, India, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom, and encompasses every area of the company’s engineering expertise including airframe, flight physics, engines, systems, and flight and propulsion testing.

Airbus selects Sopra Steria for engineering transformation

Among the projects Sopra Steria will support are helping Airbus roll out its new flight management system (avionics), improve flight control data, and streamline its product lifecycle management process to enhance energy efficiency and optimise production.

The contact will involve over 700 Sopra Steria employees in multiple countries, drawing on expertise from Sopra Steria’s Aeroline vertical, including its subsidiaries CIMPA and CS Group.

Matthieu Bonte, Engineering Market Director at Sopra Steria, said: “Through this partnership, we’re joining forces to meet the challenges facing the sector, whether in terms of modernisation, upskilling or decarbonisation. To meet societal expectations, the aeronautics industry must accelerate its transition now – and that’s exactly what our roadmap is geared towards.”

Josselin Demessine, Head of Sopra Steria’s Engineering business line, added: “It’s great to see our expertise across the aeronautics value chain recognised in this way by one of the giants in the sector. By combining our multidisciplinary skills, we are able to offer fully integrated services and tools that meet all of Airbus’ needs.”