What Sets You Apart?

The aviation industry is experiencing a paradigm shift towards sustainable aviation. What does the future hold — hydrogen-powered, electric propulsion or hybrid aircraft? We don't know yet. But one thing is certain:Dassault Systèmes will be at the heart of the decarbonization process, accelerating sustainable innovations from concept to certification.

Today, hundreds of companies are developing electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. In this pivotal moment, how can companies stand out? Being the first to deliver viable, certification-ready eVTOLs with effective energy management systems will position companies at the forefront of the sustainable aviation race.

Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE® platform gives eVTOL players the edge to spearhead the industry through its advanced modeling and simulation capabilities. Explore the following interactive infographic to discover how.

Design and Prototype Precision

eVTOLs are complex designs — requiring energy efficiency for optimal range and payload, improved safety and reduced noise. The key challenge lies in achieving precision in these multifaceted designs from the outset. For example, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform's modeling and simulation capabilities help deliver accurate advanced aerodynamic designs and optimized energy flow management to tackle energy losses during eVTOL flights. This precision not only saves time and averts costly rework later, but also allows companies to:

  • Maximize the battery's limited energy density and control specific temperature ranges and cooling management systems
  • Optimize structural integrity and aerodynamic enhancements to minimize parasitic drag
  • Improve energy distribution, flow, use and storage
  • Enhance waste reduction iterations
  • Achieve ground-breaking innovation in electric propulsion, energy storage solutions and lightweight eVTOLs

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eVTOL: Pioneering Energy-Efficient Skies

Revolutionize advanced air mobility from concept to certification with the virtual twin experience.

Integration and Innovation Excellence

In advanced air mobility, a new aircraft can boast 20% more fuel efficiency than its predecessor1. Or achieve highly optimized lightweight structures that exceed safety and performance standards.

These innovations are possible with a digital platform that unifies all activities in a single, authoritative environment — offering full visibility, streamlined workflows and real-time collaboration among multidisciplinary teams.

Breaking down silos and fostering seamless data-sharing help expedite processes from concept to certification. Leveraging collective knowledge and expertise enables companies to innovate advanced, complex, safe concepts efficiently and sustainably.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will help us to develop and share the critical steps of requirements, ensure we're developing the aircraft according to those requirements, do validation and also manage the certification of the aircraft with the authorities. It's a one-stop shop and single source of truth for Vertical Aerospace and our business partners that allows us to work concurrently wherever we are in the world.

Eric Samson
Eric Samson
Head of Engineering, Vertical Aerospace

Certification and Transformation Success

The certification process could bring hundreds of design changes from its initial design, which lengthens the development time and risks late-stage certification issues. Reconciliation of numerous revisions through conventional paper methods is highly challenging. As regulations get stricter, companies must be able to adapt with agility and speed. 

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides full end-to-end visibility and digital continuity to collaborate with air transport authorities and governing bodies. The digital thread also enables stakeholders to track progress, ensure compliance with regulatory standards and validate in real time to meet energy flow management safety and quality benchmarks.

As we prepare to fly zero-carbon skies, one thing is clear: Efficient energy management systems can redefine the future of sustainable aviation. From precise design and prototype development to seamless integration and collaborative innovation and certification, the sky-high route to zero carbon underscores the pivotal role of the virtual twin experience powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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1Source: McKinsey


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