With a heavy increase in air traffic expected for the next few decades, aircraft and engine manufacturers are looking to give their products a substantial revamp to increase productivity, while making them greener and more efficient. In the race for innovation, preliminary design and optimization capabilities play a critical role paving the way for new and emerging technologies such as electric or hybrid-electric propulsion systems.
Our preliminary aircraft design platform Pacelab APD allows evaluating alternative aircraft configurations in terms of performance, economics and technical risk and helps to assess the impact of technological innovations early in the design process.
Save time to evaluate a wider range of design alternatives
Focus on engineering not programming
Assess key metrics and risks early on
Leverage existing tools and methods
Back up investment and technology decisions
"Pacelab APD/SysArc enables us to model and evaluate a much larger number of concepts pushing the boundaries of the design space. The software also makes it easy to share project data, geometries and methodology with academic and industry partners all over the world."
Christopher Jouannet, Principal Engieer, Advanced Design
"With SysArc and APD Safran is able to define, analyse and optimize fully integrated systems in an accurate fashion. The suite allows for localized sub-system/architecture assessments together with an understanding of the aircraft level outcome.Safran studies range from gauging the impact of novel engine off-take configurations to investigating the feasibility of advanced dual-energy propulsion concepts."
Dr. Yann Fefermann, Advanced Systems Architecture and Integration Specialist
Energy & Propulsion department, Safran Tec