PLANO, Texas - Maeve Aerospace B.V. in Delft, the Netherlands needed design and simulation technology as it develops its new all-electric commuter aircraft. They found their solution from Siemens Digital Industries Software in Plano, Texas. Maeve Aerospace B.V. selected Siemens' Xcelerator portfolio of industry software and services to aid in the development of its electric Maeve 01. The Maeve 01 will ferry more than 40 passengers in a range of 250nmi..
Maeve's mission is to transform regional air mobility, guided by a commitment to mitigate environmental impact. With its all-new electric aircraft design, Maeve is aiming to significantly decrease emissions and energy consumption while improving the aviation industry's economic and social prosperity, building a sustainable future that contributes to a healthier planet for future generations.
Under the technical leadership of its new Chief Technology Officer, Martin Nuesseler, the Maeve team has redesigned and optimized its earlier aircraft using the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software. Creating a digital twin of its all-electric powertrain and executing full thermal and safety simulations on its in-house designed aircraft dedicated battery system, has enabled Maeve to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft. This has resulted in the reduction of aircraft structures, delivering an increase in propulsion and battery capacity.
"Maeve, like many aerospace industry innovators, is adopting Siemens Xcelerator as the platform of choice for the development of next-generation vehicles," said Todd Tuthill, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, Siemens Digital Industries Software. "To meet market demands, sustainability requirements and remain competitive, aerospace companies need new ways to deliver products faster and Siemens' goal is to help our customers push the boundaries of innovation while making digital transformation easy, fast, and at scale."
"Maeve's experienced aviation team having the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of design and simulation tools in their toolbox has given us the perfect opportunity to take our electric aircraft design to the next level," said Joost Dieben, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Maeve Aerospace. "Maeve is empowered with these tools and Siemens' expertise has helped us to get one step closer to zero-emission aviation. Together with Siemens, we've been able to accelerate our development process to be able to start flying before 2030."