Five ways eVTOL avionics will change how pilots fly

Jan. 7, 2022
Avionics OEMs are working with the fledgling electric vertical takeoff and landing industry to define flight decks for eVTOL aircraft, Thom Patterson reports for Flying Magazine.

LOS ANGELES - Although the fledgling electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) industry faces a long path to aircraft certification and entering service, avionics giants are already defining the future of this new aviation sector, Thom Patterson reports for Flying magazine. Continue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 Jan. 2022 -While Patterson's piece for Flying Magazine acknowledges the nascent eVTOL market still has a ways to go regarding aircraft certification, the avionics industry is readying for the electric flight future.

Patterson's piece notes that eVTOL pilots will be using avionics that are easier to use, more connected to the ground, and will be using diffrent data sets compared to conventional rotary, prop, and jet aircraft.

Pilots will also have help from sensors all around the aircraft feeding data to the avionics system and artificial intelligence will lend a helping hand. The end result may well be pilot training and visual displays that are even more intuitive, smart, and simple to operate than traditional aircraft avioinics.

“They better be, because otherwise there’s just not going to be enough pilots that can fly them,” says Dan Schwinn, founder, president and CEO of Avidyne Corp. “If we think we’re going to create hundreds of thousands of super humans to fly these things, it’s just not realistic,” Schwinn tells FLYING.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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