Intelligence is not artificial

Throughout its more 150 years of existence, Daher has continually nurtured and applied its original spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation of its origins to stand out distinctively in all its markets. To respond even more effectively to the current and future needs of its customers, Daher has adopted a 360° commitment to innovation combining:

  • the long timescale of R&D and its – usually collaborative – large-scale projects to design distinctive, competitive solutions of tomorrow that will set us distinctively apart from competitors: materials, production processes and the digital transformation of the supply chain are the drivers of our research and development;
  • and the short time of open innovation, focusing on the sharing of know-how and collaboration – with our teams, our customers and innovative ecosystems and players (academic or industrial, start-ups, SMEs, etc.) – to accelerate the innovation process.
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    Daher is currently a contributor to 13 French Civil Aviation Research Council (CORAC) projects, including 7 as project leader

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    Centers of excellence​: aircraft, industry,​ logistics & services

  • 60

    PoC (proof of concept) since 2018

  • 360

    identified/qualified partners (start-ups, scale-ups, etc.)

What is at stake

To secure and optimize your industrial supply chain

We are leveraging digital technologies such…

We are leveraging digital technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cockpit supply chain and Open blockchain to revolutionize the supply chain of our own production plants and those of our industrial customers.

To ramp-up and to gain competitiveness

We are investing simultaneously in the development…

We are investing simultaneously in the development of new materials and production processes, and the massive integration of digital technologies in our factories to manufacture better, faster and at lower cost.

Zero defects quality

Making smart use of Industry 4.0 data by using…

Making smart use of Industry 4.0 data by using innovative technologies – Big Data analytics, machine learning, AI, etc. – to optimize our production processes, anticipate malfunctions and improve quality control of manufactured components.

Our pillars

R&D to improve our product offering and expertise

R&D to improve our product offering and expertise

To meet the future needs of the aerospace industry by being ready on time, at the right level of maturity and at the right cost, Daher has defined a technological roadmap in the form of a series of collaborative and in-house R&D projects that will allow us to offer competitive medium- and long-term solutions that will set us distinctively apart over the next 3 to 10 years. The challenge is to improve not only our product range, but also the associated manufacturing processes.

Examples include new-generation materials (thermoplastic composites), robotization, cobotization and the digital factory.

R&D also allows Daher to stand out distinctively from its competitors in the highly competitive logistics markets, where it allows us to design digital solutions that boost the quality and productivity of our services.

Examples include Design to Execute, a software tool that allows us to simulate our logistics packages on the basis of customer specifications by integrating a broad range of data types, including warehouse and product flow simulation, 3D modeling, etc

Open innovation: DaherLab, the performance accelerator

Open innovation: DaherLab, the performance accelerator

To fully meet the new needs and expectations of its customers, Daher is accelerating the pace of its own transformation. DaherLab, the open innovation hub of Daher, is an agile structure dedicated to short-term innovation to secure quick wins that deliver significant improvements in terms of production and/or services.
The mission of DaherLab is:
– to identify promising concepts and technologies originated externally by startups or innovative SMEs, or derived from our own operations via our PoC Together in-house participative innovation program
– to test them qualitatively and quantitatively to demonstrate their relevance to our activities over short cycles using agile methods, such as Proof of Concept (PoC)
– to support their deployment within our production plants, platforms and facilities where the required level of return on investment can be demonstrated.

Its dual ability to connect innovation with operational needs, and manage the entire process from idea to deployment in a few months, makes DaherLab a unique strike force in the market, and one that our customers will soon be able to use to meet their own needs.

Our commitment to a decarbonised aviation industry

The EcoPulse™ distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator

The EcoPulse™ distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator

EcoPulse™ is a distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator developed by Daher, Safran and Airbus with the support of France’s CORAC civil aviation research council. It is one of the French aeronautics industry’s major collaborative projects, and contributes to the decarbonization objectives that the air transportation sector has targeted to achieve by 2050.

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