The progress and future of eVTOL avionics

Sept. 14, 2022
Manufacturers are developing an “air taxi” that could theoretically replace your car one day, Vance Hilderman writes for Airport World.

MONTREAL - Flying cars used to be the province of science fiction novels. But now, “flying cars” are real, with over 200 different models being designed and dozens of real prototypes flying today, Vance Hilderman reports for Airport WorldContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

14 September 2022 - Hilderman writes that "Getting eVTOLs off the ground, as it were, is a major priority in the future of avionics, and many experts believe the vehicles are only a couple years away from full-scale production. But since eVTOLs have vastly different regulatory expectations and safety requirements compared to traditional aircraft, the road hasn’t been particularly smooth."

eVTOL aircraft utilize electric motors to achieve lift with rotors to move one or more passengers across relatively short distance, like to and from airports or across cities in what the industry refers to as Urban Air Mobility (UAM). eVTOL aircraft are generally designed to fly autonomously or remotely piloted.

Avionics play a vital role in ensuring these small electric aircraft can safely traverse air space in crowded urban environments. Technology

Related: Honeywell has a new urban air mobility lab. Why does its avionics research matter for UAM?

Related: United Airlines inks purchase agreement with eVTOL company Eve Air Mobility

Related: Urban Air Mobility already has 200 eVTOL designs

Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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