Dassault Systèmes paid tribute to the first Australian airmail flight at the centenary celebrations of the historical event by presenting a special film at the Powerhouse Museum recently.

Dassault Systèmes, the 3D Experience Company offering world-leading 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, joined the centenary celebration of the first Australian airmail flight in a partnership with the local French authorities.

The Bleriot 3D is a film on the reconstruction of the Bleriot XI monoplane, which was flown by French pilot Maurice Guillaux in 1914 from Melbourne to Sydney. The film also illustrated the collaboration power of their 3DEXPERIENCE platform by combining the skills of education teams around the world and the passion of aviation enthusiasts.

According to the newly designated Ambassador of France to Australia, H.E. Christophe Lecourtier, the French Consulate has established a trusted and powerful relationship with Dassault Systèmes in Sydney, working closely on the Bleriot commemoration flight.

Lloyd Perrin, Director, Sales Value Solutions for Australia and New Zealand, Dassault Systèmes explains that the company is honoured by the opportunity to develop the Bleriot 3D in partnership with the French Consulate and unveiling it next to an actual Bleriot at the Powerhouse Museum.