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So you’re going to build a zero-emissions eVTOL. Great! …Now what?

By Scott Salzwedel

eVTOLs are all the rage these days – and for good reason.

In the emerging sector of urban air mobility (UAM), an air taxi eVTOL has to be greener, safer, FASTER and more efficient than the traditional automobile.

It won’t be long, and we’ll start to see these aircraft dot the sky in both city and suburban landscapes. So how do you even begin to concept such an aircraft? How do you build to include the latest technologies? How does the digital transformation help OEMs and suppliers get something like this off the ground?

I invite you to join our latest episode of Talking Aerospace Today where Dale Tutt and I discuss the early planning stages of a zero-emissions aircraft. How do you balance the design requirements with mission goals? How do you smoothly move from concept to preliminary design? (Hint: it has something to do with the digital twin and numerous digital threads.)

Listen to this podcast now!

No doubt you’ve heard of the digital twin. But what’s the difference between the product digital twin and the production digital twin? In this episode, these terms are finally explained. We cover a lot of topics. Also, this episode gets you ready for our upcoming zero-emissions podcast episodes that follow the various stages of eVTOL aircraft development which ends with manufacturing and sustainment.

Enjoy and thanks for taking the time.

Scott Salzwedel is senior technical writer and corporate communications writer involved in the Siemens Aerospace & Defense Industry and Siemens Capital. In addition to writer/host of Talking Aerospace Today, Scott is the writer of white papers, articles, blogs, videos and websites at Siemens.

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