Uber Air’s eVTOL aircraft: How GE will ensure safety and sustainability

Nov. 4, 2020
Uber Elevate is planning to launch its Uber Air electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) ride sharing program in 2023, Sumit Singh reports for Simple Flying.

DALLAS - Uber Elevate is planning to launch its Uber Air electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) ride sharing program in 2023. Los Angeles, Dallas, and Melbourne will be the three cities to launch the program. To ensure that high safety and sustainability standards are met with this innovative service, the company has partnered with GE Aviation. Simple Flying this month had the opportunity to speak with Bob Whetsell, the director of safety programs at GE Aviation Digital Solutions, about what to expect with this collaboration, Sumit Singh reports for Simple FlyingContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

November 4, 2020 -Uber Elevate selected GE Aviation’s Digital Group as an ecosystem partner for their aerial ridesharing program. The initial phase of this program will develop requirements for a flight data monitoring program to support electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles on the Uber platform.

The Uber Elevate team is working toward transforming the world through aerial ridesharing at scale. Initial launch of its Uber Air service is planned for 2023 utilizing —electric VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft in Dallas and Los Angeles.

Flight Data Monitoring (FDM), is the process of analyzing and reviewing routinely recorded flight data. Airlines and operators that adopt Flight Data Monitoring are better able to identify and eliminate potential safety hazards in flight operations. Since its introduction in the airline industry more than 20 years ago, Flight Data Monitoring has been widely credited with reducing incident and accident rates at airlines and aircraft operators where it has been adopted.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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