Jean-Marc Chevalier is employed by SAFRAN Informatique in Paris, France.

Paris, France

PDF/A in Product Lifecycle and Document Management at SAFRAN

SAFRAN is a global provider of high-tech equipment mainly for customers in the aerospace and defence sector. For aerospace and defence activities, strong compliance requirements have to be fulfilled. One of these requirements is the long-term storage of all technical documentation for the different projects. Long-term in the SAFRAN business means quite often 30 or more years. This paper describes how these documents are managed inside Sagem, one branch of SAFRAN, why SAFRAN decided to replace PDF by PDF/A-1b as the long-term archiving format, how the migration from PDF to PDF/A-1b was managed and how SAFRAN plans to distribute this solution all over the SAFRAN group. [...]