Honeywell gears up for urban mobility frontier

Oct. 8, 2020
On the avionics side, Honeywell offers vehicle management systems, fly-by-wire technology, electric actuation, sensors, and communications, Greg Waldron writes for Flight Global.

PHOENIX - The coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over the aerospace industry in 2020, but the boss of Honeywell’s new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) unit says there is still a great deal of action in aerospace’s frontier sector, Greg Waldron writes for Flight GlobalContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

October 8, 2020 -This summer, Honeywell announced it was forming a unit dedicated to UAM and UAS. The unit's vice president, Stephane Fymat spoke to Flight Global's Greg Waldron, and explained how Honeywell will be diving into the sector.

“Urban Air Mobility, cargo UAVs, delivery drones, are cross cutting things,” Fymat told Waldron. “It’s not just avionics, it’s not just electric propulsion, it’s not just cooling systems for the batteries. It takes a dedicated focus to create the vision for where this industry is going to go, drive the vision, and work with all the new innovators that are coming up that are may not be traditional aerospace companies.”

In June, Mike Madsen, president and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace, said “Urban Air Mobility and Unmanned Aerial Systems will play an increasing role in the future of aerospace, with potential applications in all-electric urban air taxi vehicles, hybrid-electric unmanned cargo drones, optionally piloted airplanes, delivery drones and everything in between. Honeywell has already contributed many technological advancements to these markets, and is well positioned to continue growing our portfolio to meet customer needs and help shape the future of autonomous aviation and urban transport.”

Related: Honeywell is developing actuation systems for UAM

Related: Honeywell tests sensors for UAM autonomous landing

Related: Honeywell forms unit dedicated to UAS and UAM

Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Military Aerospace, create an account today!