In the aerospace and automotive industries, quality and compliance are paramount to ensuring the safety, reliability, and performance of products. Total Quality Management (TQM) is a holistic approach that emphasizes continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, and employee involvement. In this article, we delve into the world of AeroMobil, the Slovakia-based company revolutionizing personal transportation with its flying car, and explore how TQM principles powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform‘s ENOVIA portfolio have played a pivotal role in their success.


The Significance of Total Quality Management in Aerospace and Automotive

In industries where a single defect can have catastrophic consequences, maintaining the highest standards of quality is non-negotiable. TQM fosters a culture of excellence and accountability, with a focus on prevention rather than correction. The aerospace and automotive industries, characterized by stringent regulations and complex certifications, rely on TQM to instill discipline, consistency, and continuous improvement throughout the product development lifecycle.


ENOVIA: Empowering Total Quality Management in AeroMobil’s Journey

AeroMobil’s ambition to create a flying car that met both automotive and aerospace regulations demanded meticulous attention to detail and compliance. At the heart of their Total Quality Management approach was the integration of ENOVIA, data-driven project management connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. ENOVIA provided AeroMobil with a centralized ‘single source of truth,’ ensuring that multi-site projects, development changes, product data, and requirements were managed in real-time. This seamless integration laid the foundation for AeroMobil’s success in maintaining quality and compliance throughout the product lifecycle.


Building a “Right the First Time” Culture with ENOVIA

In TQM, the aim is to get things “right the first time”, and to minimize rework, waste, and delays. AeroMobil adopted this philosophy, leveraging ENOVIA’s digital twin technology to virtually simulate and validate their design variants before physical prototyping. By simulating a wide range of scenarios, AeroMobil’s engineers could identify and rectify potential issues early in the development process, leading to cost savings, accelerated time-to-market, and superior product reliability.


Learn more about Digital and Virtual Twin Experiences in our previous blog post.


ENOVIA’s data-driven project management ensures that all team members have access to real-time updates on deliverables and project statuses, enabling the organization to maintain alignment and remain focused on quality objectives.


Meeting Complex Certification Requirements with ENOVIA

The aerospace and automotive industries require strict adherence to regulations, safety standards, and certification necessities. TQM provides the framework for comprehensive documentation, traceability, and archiving of every aspect of a design and development process. ENOVIA’s data-driven project management capabilities allowed AeroMobil to monitor and measure itself against a very detailed list of safety and performance requirements. Components and systems were assigned appropriate regulations, ensuring that the design remained compliant with both automotive and aerospace standards.


ENOVIA’s centralized data repository ensures that all relevant documents, test plans, test reports, and related information are securely stored and easily accessible by the right people at the right time. This level of data sustainability is crucial for regulatory audits and future incident investigations.


Driving Continuous Improvement with ENOVIA

Continuous improvement is the cornerstone of TQM, empowering organizations to learn from their experiences and iterate on existing processes. AeroMobil’s journey has been one of continuous learning and refinement enabled by ENOVIA’s analytics and data-driven insights. Real-time data continues to allow AeroMobil to identify areas for improvement, optimize designs, and enhance the overall performance of its flying car. By fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, ENOVIA propels AeroMobil toward new heights of quality and compliance.


ENOVIA’s collaborative tools break down silos, encouraging cross-functional collaboration, and empowering employees to contribute their expertise and ideas.



The aerospace and automotive industries demand nothing short of excellence, and Total Quality Management is the key to achieving it. ENOVIA’s role as the backbone of data-driven project management and quality assurance was instrumental in AeroMobil’s ability to deliver innovation, safety, and compliance in its groundbreaking flying car. As companies in these industries strive to achieve new heights of quality, safety, and innovation, TQM leveraging ENOVIA‘s advanced digital tools has already started to pave the way for a future of excellence and transformative solutions.


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