Dassault Systèmes has announced that Blue Spirit Aero, the French aviation startup, is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to accelerate the development of its hydrogen-electric light aircraft.

The aircraft, Dragonfly, which relies on Blue Spirit Aero’s proprietary electro-propulsive technology, is being developed with a view to certification and entry into service in 2026.

In only a few months, Blue Spirit Aero has used Dassault Systèmes’ “Reinvent the Sky” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to complete the detailed 3D design of Dragonfly’s shapes, and test and validate its performance in terms of aerodynamics, structure and energy.

Viable hydrogen solutions

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the technology of reference in the aviation industry,” said Olivier Savin, CEO and founder, Blue Spirit Aero.

“By using it to develop our aircraft from concept to certification, not only are we relying on one platform for all aspects of our product development, we are giving credibility to each milestone achieved.

“We can show potential investors, partners, employees, suppliers, customers and regulators that viable hydrogen solutions are being developed with the same software that has made the most technologically advanced commercial airliners possible.”
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