Taking Business Aviation to New Heights

Aerospace companies do not have the luxury to maintain the status quo. To meet customer expectations and stay ahead of the competition, they  continually look for ways to leverage new technology to improve performance.


Founded in 1969, Brazil’s Embraer has been very successful serving customers worldwide in multiple markets. The company has risen to be one of the leading commercial and executive jet manufacturers. Still, Embraer faces particular challenges in their effort to achieve long-term success: how can they manage a growing supply chain? How can they identify the best opportunities for partnerships that may spawn new technologies across its product portfolio? And perhaps most importantly, how can they better understand their customers in order to anticipate their needs?

Continuous product improvement

To help the company continuously improve their products, Embraer partnered with Dassault Systèmes in 1997 to implement CATIA 3D modeling software. Since then, the collaboration has endured and most recently Embraer implemented the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform for the development of its midsize

Legacy 500 business jet and its smaller sibling, the midlight Legacy 450.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Embraer has shortened the time to shepherd new products through development. Time is decreased from conceptualization to manufacturing  due to improved communication between teams. In addition, they eliminated some documentation and intermediate steps that were time-consuming and increased the risk of introducing mistakes.

Improving collaboration and communication

The company also improved the way information is shared.  Now engineers share information easily across programs. This allows the cross-pollination of technology from one model of an aircraft to another, offering Embraer the opportunity to leverage improvements across aircraft programs.

Embraer always has been a creative company that recognizes innovation as a competitive differentiator. Working with Dassault Systèmes’ solutions enables its teams to improve their ability to develop new airplanes that will better serve its customers.

Learn more about Embraer and the Legacy 500

Read the case study and watch the video and learn more about how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps Embraer bring new ideas and technologies to the market faster.  You’ll also learn about Embraer’s newest development, the Legacy 500, an eight-passenger jet with state-of-the-art technology!

Watch below or click here to discover the full Embraer story.

Maryann Dennehy

Maryann Dennehy

Maryann is a Senior Communications Manager on the Dassault Systèmes corporate publishing team. She’s been with the company for over 13 years, in roles ranging from marketing communications, creative and branding manager to marketing programs manager. Twitter: @3DMTL