Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) for Aerospace

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MBSE & MBSA Solutions for Aviation and Space

At the forefront of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Model Based Safety Analysis (MBSA)

The introduction of digital tools into the engineering process of complex systems has enabled significant enhancements all along the design and production phases of such products. One of the paradigms of the new methodologies being implemented is the centralized source of information to gather the data needed along the product lifecycle. Another paradigm of these modern methodologies is the automated verification; implementing queries and tests to verify that the system complies with the objectives set by the different stakeholders.
Leveraging on digital technologies, the state-of-the-art tools being used in the industry allow to master the flows of information between stakeholders, resulting in an overall gain of quality and a reduction of human effort in engineering tasks.

Our MBSE & MBSA solutions consists of a methodology and a combination of tools implementing a model-based engineering approach to develop complex safety-critical systems, from the conceptual design up to the final verifications. Based on the two aforementioned paradigms; our method extends the architectural model of the system with a new perspective that allows to introduce the safety data and to run automated analysis aligned with the typical normative standards.

Our Expertise

Our model-based solutions benefit from the experience gained throughout multiple years collaborating with the main stakeholders in the aerospace industry and other sectors developing safety-critical systems.

  • 3 main application domains
  • 4 core disciplines
SystemsElectronicsEmbedded Software
(Model Based)
Systems Engineering
Concept of operations (CONOPS),
use-cases, architectures,
functional breakdown
Architecture diagrams,
modeling & simulation, ICDs
Model Based Design,
Automatic code generation
Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA),
Fault Tree Analysis (FTA),
Cut Sets
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)Formal verification,
Model checking
(Reliability, Availability, Maintainability)
Reliability Block Diagrams,
Failure Modes and Effects Summary (FMES)
Derating Analysis,
Reliability Prediction,
Code coverage,
IP verification,
Markov chains
Failure Detection,
Isolation and Recovery (FDIR)
Ground-board interaction,
systems of systems
Hardware-Software Interaction Analysis (HSIA)
New or confirmed user of MBSE tools, we can help you!

Boosting MBSE capabilities

StepTasks and activities

Gap Analysis

  • Trade-off analysis covering a variety of digital tools to select the most appropriate set that fits the users’ needs across different disciplines: systems engineering and architecting, modeling and simulation, requirements and traceability…
  • Analysis of different systems engineering frameworks and adaptation to the internal company processes


  • Toolset selection and implementation attending to users’ needs
  • Adaptation of methods and workflows to achieve interoperability across tools
  • Training and upskilling

Modeling & Simulation

  • Framework implementation (Arcadia, OOESEM, UAF…)
  • Modeling complex systems, from mission description and operational concept to systems and subsystems architectures, logical and physical components and states machines
  • Simulation of operational concept and failure scenarios


  • Support to system-safety and reliability analysis
  • IT support, maintenance and tool upgrades

Looking for MBSE support?

Whether it is for modelling complex systems or for developing advanced MBSE extensions, our team can help adapting existing tools and frameworks to your domain-specific processes.

Any specific application in mind? Please let us know!

    Please, let us know a little bit more about you and how you are using MBSE - this helps us preparing the best support to your specific needs.

    Are you using MBSE? Yes, we are using MBSE in our projectsYes, we are investigating MBSE at R&DNot yet
    Which part of MBSE are you most interested in? Systems descriptionRequirement managementModel-based designSimulation & analysisOther
    Which kind of support do you need most? Modelling complex systemsAnalyzing interoperability between existing toolsCustomizing metamodels to support specific company processesDeveloping advanced MBSE functionalitiesOther
    Are you interested in extending MBSE to support specific tasks along your engineering processes? Interoperability with requirement toolsAutomated analysisAutomatic document generationSafety and reliability analysisOther

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    Our tool ATICA aims at collecting all the Safety and Reliability related data in a unique platform shared with systems engineers ensuring consistency across the design and verification processes of complex systems.ATICA works in several layers:
    Product architecture
    System and subsystem
    Each layer collects the necessary information, both high and low level, considering the project requirements in order to collect the required evidence and produce the demonstrations needed by end users and authorities to get an aerospace certification.

    ATICA provides solutions along the whole V-Cycle, making the development phase easier and reducing development costs. It also keeps the end-to-end traceability, making systems-safety analysis simpler.

    ATICA Safety Engineering Hub