European aeronautical manufacturer Airbus has signed a multi-year contract with technical consultants Sopra Steria.

The international agreement is targeted at modernising Airbus’s “methods and tools,” according to the Paris-based Sopra Steria. 

Global energy transition is one of the themes at the forefront of the agreement according to the firms. 

“Sopra Steria will help Airbus modernise its engineering processes, methods and tools in line with the sector’s key priorities, such as reducing carbon emissions from the production process, improving product lifecycle management software and developing innovative future aviation tools,” the pair stated. 

The airframe, flight physics, engines, systems, and flight and propulsion testing sectors will all be included in the contract, which will span operations in  Canada, France, Germany, India, Poland, Spain and the UK. 

A key area for development is the Airbus avionics department where better flight control data is a major goal. 

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“It’s great to see our expertise across the aeronautics value chain recognised in this way by one of the giants in the sector,” said Josselin Demessine, head of Sopra Steria’s engineering department. 

At least 700 Sopra Steria staff will be deployed on the contract, with most attached to its Aeroline business.