Eviation and Dassault Systèmes complete zero-emission electric commuter aircraft prototype

Electric air mobility company, Eviation Aircraft, has used Dassault Systèmes’ 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 accelerated development by using the ‘Reinvent the Sky’ industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.This scalable cloud solution supported the company in 3D, composite design and flow simulation with improved collaboration, while offering full data security in a single, standards-based environment.

“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,” said Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO, Eviation Aircraft.“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 U.S.”

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.

David Ziegler, vice president, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes, said: “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers solutions tailored for these innovators to implement new ways to conceptualise, design, manufacture, test, certify and operate their programs.”