An industry in digital transformation

Across civil and military, for passengers and crew, in production and maintenance, the aerospace industry is impacted by digital transformation at every turn. Benefit from Atos’ digital transformation and delivery insight.

Digital redefines the future of aerospace


The aerospace industry faces continual and intense pressure to deliver the benefits of innovation. From the seeds of a design idea through to the in-flight experience of travellers on some 100,000 flights every day, digital now becomes integral to differentiation and success.

The ‘connected airplane’ is increasingly tuned and monitored both to heighten safety and security and to minimise cost and environmental impact. It is also increasingly customised during production and refit, adding bespoke value for individual airline clients. Atos combines specialist aerospace experience with a deep understanding of digital transformation, and is ready to help you craft and sustain an effective digital strategy.

Spanning complex design and production environments, we will help identify approaches to maximising efficiency without compromise in either quality or security.

Aerospace programmes demand a high degree of integration between mechanical, electrical and information components. This demand for integration extends across both supply chains and product lifecycles. Atos will support you in your continual pursuit of agile and effective integration.

We will help you take advantage of new data analytics too, in areas as diverse as fuel consumption and sustainability, on the one hand, and traveller experience and social media, on the other.

According to a Roland Berger survey, 98% of respondents in aerospace and defense believe digital is having a major impact on their industry.*

*Aerospace industry: turning point ahead? Roland Berger, June 2016

Customer transformation challenges

Look at digital transformation in aerospace from four perspectives …

Customer experience

How can you actively involve customers in development, envisioning new and compelling in-flight experiences for winning and enduring products?

Operational excellence

How will the internet-of-things, robotics and additive manufacturing, for example, impact new approaches to production and maintenance?

Business reinvention

Do new alliances offer new opportunities: how can you, for example, exploit the crossover between civil and military initiatives?

Trust and compliance

How will you face the greater diversity of threats and responsibilities that come with growing reliance on data and increase in connectivity?

Atos named a leader in Digital Manufacturing Services by Global Analyst firm NelsonHall

With long-term strategic partners such as Siemens and other global leaders in manufacturing, Atos was able to build a deep understanding of the digital transformation needs for the industry. The company has proven to be well-positioned to create value for its customers throughout the product lifecycle, manufacturing and supply chain by combining its comprehensive offering and consulting capabilities with a vertical go-to-market approach.”

John Laherty, Senior Research Analyst at NelsonHall

View NelsonHall Press Release


Key services for our aerospace clients

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing could disrupt the complete manufacturing value chain, allowing a shift from mass production to full customization.

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Related resources


Directive on Digital Transformation: Manufacturing 2nd edition

Second edition, produced in partnership with The Manufacturer, with industry insights and opinions

Position Paper

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Positioning paper

Factory of the Future

Key trends and drivers, plus critical considerations for your own Factory of the Future

Our experts

Guy Denis

Business Development Director and IoT Specialist – Manufacturing Industry

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Vice President, Manufacturing & Retail. Atos UK & Ireland

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Contact: Guy Denis, Freephone: 0800 783 3040