Electrifying news for greener flight: Heart Aerospace selects Capital for E/E system design of new electric airplane

Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace, with the mission to create the world’s greenest, most affordable and most accessible form of transport, has selected Capital™ software (part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services) to support its design, development, and certification of zero emission electric aircraft. Siemens’ Capital will provide electrical and electronic (E/E) system design and support as Heart Aerospace addresses the market and regulatory demands of escalating performance and commercial certification requirements. 

The mission is guided by the idea that electric air travel will become the new normal for regional flights and can be transformational in addressing the industry’s key sustainability challenges. In order to do this, Heart Aerospace chose Capital to meet both performance and certification requirements needed for a successful competitive edge.

Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a standard seating capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy. As part of the extensive electrification of their aircrafts, Heart Aerospace must address the complexity of the Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) while also addressing electrical system compliance risk. The Capital tool’s strong compliance functionality can help Heart Aerospace to leverage automation and digital data continuity to facilitate faster regulatory compliance. This was a key reason for selecting Capital software from Siemens

“As a young company with a new project, Heart Aerospace decided to adopt Capital software, which was the only tool we evaluated that supports creation of electrical and avionic system deliverables and seamlessly flows them downstream into the physical products of the EWIS for each development phase,” said John Rader, Section Lead Electrical Wiring Interconnect System, Heart Aerospace. “The improvement in workflow, especially when considering that configuration management within Capital is both strong and intuitive, allows focus on the engineering and not the tool. With sophisticated additional analysis models such as voltage drop calculation and the great support available, Heart Aerospace is confident we made the best choice.”

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/ee-systems/2023/01/24/electrifying-news-for-greener-flight-heart-aerospace-selects-capital-for-e-e-system-design-of-new-electric-airplane/