Dassault Systèmes cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform used to develop first prototype of zero-emission, all-electric regional commuter aircraft, Alice, in just two years

Eviation Aircraft has used Dassault Systèmes cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop the first prototype of its zero-emission, all-electric regional commuter aircraft, Alice

In the race to create and commercialise new categories of sustainable air mobility systems, Eviation Aircraft has accelerated the prototype’s development to just two years by deploying the “Reinvent the Sky” industry solution based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This scalable solution supported the company’s holistic approach to 3D, composite design and flow simulation with improved collaboration, all while offering full data security in a single, standards-based environment.

Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO, of Eviation Aircraft said: “The electrification of aircraft isn’t a question of if, but when. As we aim to make clean regional air travel accessible for all, we needed to be able to make a product that people trust, sit in and fly, and do it quickly. The right way to go about it was to use tools that we would want to use in the long run, and to work in the cloud to ensure fast, secure access and global collaboration. When we selected the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we were an early stage startup with limited resources and time. We’ve developed our commercial-stage prototype faster than we imagined, and have already signed our first customer in the US.”

In a statement, Eviation added that transforming a prototype into a product that can be manufactured by the hundreds each year would require empowering its engineers with the long-term knowledge and know-how to build it to maturity for the next generation.

Alice will carry nine passengers, two crew for 650 miles

Once commercialised, Alice will be the world’s first all-electric regional commuter aircraft, capable of carrying nine passengers and two crew on a single charge for 650 miles at 10,000 feet.

“Dassault Systèmes works with companies of all sizes, including new companies like Eviation Aircraft that participate in a true Aerospace Renaissance, changing the way the world travels and commutes,” said David Ziegler, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers solutions tailored for these innovators to implement new ways to conceptualise, design, manufacture, test, certify and operate their programmes.”

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