Dassault Systèmes has announced that Blue Spirit Aero, the France-based aviation startup developing hydrogen fuel cell technology in an eVTOL programme, is using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to accelerate the development of its hydrogen-electric light aircraft and advance the certification of accessible clean aviation.
According to the Dassault Systèmes
“The aircraft, “Dragonfly,” which relies on Blue Spirit Aero’s proprietary electro-propulsive technology optimized for clean performance, 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. From the outset, the platform’s virtual environment on the cloud enabled the startup to structure its internal processes and streamline communication between experts across disciplines and locations for more efficient decision-making and full traceability.
“Blue Spirit Aero exemplifies a dynamic startup driving the hydrogen economy that shares our vision for more sustainable aviation,” said David Ziegler, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “‘Reinvent the Sky’ and the scalability offered by the cloud allow it to deploy new capabilities as its project matures, optimize program execution, and reduce costs. These are ‘must-haves’ for a startup paving the way toward the certification of a new category of vehicles.”
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