“The TOPCASED project launched by Airbus with Atos Origin as one of the key actors is awarded “best R&D project in terms of results and impact” at the Aerospace Valley cluster in the category ‘systems, equipment and software for aeronautics and space'”

Le Bourget, France, 24 June 2011

Designing and developing more effectively, quickly and economically

The international IT services company Atos Origin has, along with its partners, been awarded “best R&D project in terms of results and impact” in the category ‘systems, equipment and software for aeronautics and space' at ‘Aerospace Valley' – the world competitiveness cluster for aeronautics, space and embedded systems. TOPCASED saw off competition from 100 other projects to take the prestigious award.

TOPCASED (Toolkit in open-source for critical application & systems development) is an open source platform integrated by Atos Origin and designed to improve and facilitate the development of critical applications and systems (embedded avionics, application of aerospace systems, automobile software, etc.). The key objective is to sustain the development methods and tools for critical embedded systems over 30 to 50 years (the life-cycle of an avionics programme) while at the same time minimising ownership costs.

Patrick Farail, head of embedded software development methods at Airbus and project coordinator for the Topcased project said: “We are extremely satisfied to be able to implement the TOPCASED platform which has been developed within the pre-arranged timescales.  We have already put this new tool to use, in particular in the development of the A350 and Astrium satellites, and it is meeting with success with regular rates of 6,000 downloads per month and extensive use within industrial and academic circles.”

Jean-François Lenôtre, Aerospace Client Partner at Atos Origin: "We are particularly proud that Airbus has confidence in us and has chosen us as partner in the TOPCASE project, awarded at Le Bourget Paris Airshow 2011 as Best R&D project in its category. The deep expertise of Atos Origin's aerospace experts based at Toulouse has contributed to this success. They have collaborated to a large number of aerospace programmes with major industrial players within the sector like EADS/Airbus over the past twenty years. Capitalising on our expertise and solid track record, Atos Origin has the ambition to enhance its position within the areas of Space, Aeronautics and Defence in Europe and internationally.”

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international Information Technology (IT) services company, providing Hi-Tech Transactional Services, Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Services to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5 billion and it employs 48,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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