Today's aviation pioneers

Disruptive start-ups seek first to market advantage
David ZIEGLER
Aerospace & Defense Vice President, Dassault Systèmes

With the demand for new mobility expected to reach $7,9 billion by 2031, we see the emergence of startups that are disrupting the market with novel configurations. These Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) and light aircraft start-ups seek the advantage of delivering their prototype first to market.  To do this, they seek access to the latest tools and processes that support lean ways of working. Savvy companies that shorten time to prototype and optimize production to build products right the first time will have the advantage.

The aim for the engineers is to promptly get into the design to deliver a prototype as fast as possible. But rushing into designing a solution is not the best way to save time on the long run. Traditional design thinking focuses efforts on the solution of the problem, without having properly defined what the problem is. Digital prototyping offers a strong value in the era of urban air mobility.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud is a scalable platform. […] We can count on its scalability to accompany our growth. It’s the key to continuous innovation.

Omer BAR-YOHAY
CEO, Eviation Aircraft

“We started from scratch and approached this plane holistically by designing and engineering all parts for minimum weight and maximum efficiency. Because all of our applications are integrated on the same platform, we could see how one part of the plane affected other parts and make the necessary adjustments right away. This interoperability provided us with considerable flexibility in our design approach.” added Omer BAR-YOHAY.

Reinvent the Sky

Virtual universes are offering new ways to invent, learn and produce that extend the concept of mobility beyond the automotive sector. In aviation, they lower the barriers to market entry for smaller innovators creating autonomous electric flying taxis, delivery drones and other sustainable air mobility solutions for passengers, goods and smart cities. By optimizing program execution, simulating the product and connecting the dots thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform on the cloud, they can reduce complexity and ensure quality during product development. The cloud-based Reinvent The Sky industry solution experience,  cuts the development time of a first prototype in half while minimizing costs.

When electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles will be a success, they will represent one of the most incredible leaps in the transportation history.

Read our “Accelerating innovations to reinvent the sky” whitepaper now to discover how Dassault Systèmes is supporting start-ups to accelerate from concept to certification.

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