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DSEI 2021: Aeralis takes step towards first flight

8th September 2021 - 14:30 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


The AJT variant of Aeralis is set to fly in 2024. (Photo: Aeralis)

Aeralis has added two key partners to its integrated design team as the company works towards freezing the design before the aircraft's first flight in 2024.

UK aircraft designer Aeralis has entered into strategic agreements with Atkins and Siemens Digital Industries Software to assist in the development of its eponymous modular jet aircraft.

Acting as the digital technology partner, Siemens will provide software applications from its Xcelerator Portfolio, a suite of integrated software and services, to create the Aeralis Smart Integrated Digital Enterprise (AERSIDE).

According to Aeralis, ‘AERSIDE will connect to everything from aerospace vehicle design, production and assembly simulation, through maintenance, support modelling and training'.

AERSIDE will be used by Aeralis and its engineering delivery partner Atkins to design and develop a modular family of aircraft, …

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