Dassault aviation is a French top aircraft Manufacturer that design and manufacture Fighter Jet, UAV and Business Jet. The company has headquarter in Marignane, France and have 11000 employees working worldwide. Focusing on the Business Jet activity, DASSAULT Aviation has currently 6 aircrafts in production:
General organisation of DASSAULT Aviation Business Jet division:
On the Business Jet division, the aircrafts are manufactured in Marignane, France before flying to the completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The aircraft is flying empty with a one flight license to the US. Once arrived there, the american teams work on all the cabin customization, painting of the aircraft, etc… The aircraft is finally deliver from Little Rock to their worldwide customers meaning that all aircrafts are going through the US factory.
How to supply to DASSAULT Aviation in the USA:
Due to the organization of the Business Jet division, the opportunities working with DASSAULT Aviation in the USA are linked to the nature of their activity in Little Rock. That means that for all Aerosystems, Aerostructures, propulsion and other vital systems for the Aircraft, the procurement of this commodity is done from France. The North American procurement team focus on the following parts:
- Windows shade
- Cosmotic plating
- 3D printing
- Surface treatment
- Software development (SAP, Catia,…)
- Engineering an Industrialisation
- Toolings 5 and 3 axes CNC
- Small tools
What are the requirements to work with DASSAULT Aviation:
Working with an Aircraft Manufacturer imply to have great on time delivery, quality and a competitive cost. DASSAULT Aviation requires as well from their supplier to use Catia software solutions.