Innovators around the world are developing ways to move people and goods aboard a new breed of cleaner, smarter air vehicles. The age of urban air mobility is upon us, and Honeywell is on the leading edge.
We’re applying our technologies in autonomous flight, avionics, electric and hybrid-electric propulsion, detect-and-avoid systems, actuation, flight infrastructure and connectivity to the unique needs of unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility vehicles.
We’re working with some of the most innovative companies in UAM, including Vertical Aerospace, Volocopter, Jaunt Air Mobility, Pipistrel, and the motor maker DENSO. And we’re constantly investing in new capabilities and scaling proven systems to meet UAM size, weight, power and cost requirements.
Our full-time UAM team is working with aircraft manufacturers, governments, universities, and newcomers from the tech and transportation worlds to advance the science of flight.
Our huge portfolio of aerospace products means we can get your vehicle flying fast.
And with 100 years of aircraft certification experience, we help you navigate the regulations as well.
No one knows more about autonomous flight, fly-by-wire, avionics, navigation, situational awareness or connectivity than Honeywell. You’ll find our electronics on aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Dassault, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Textron and many other manufacturers.
We pioneered collision avoidance and ground proximity warning technologies that dramatically improve flight safety. Now we’re applying our expertise to detect-and-avoid technologies that will be critical for UAM operations
In this video, learn how Vertical Aerospace is relying on our fly-by-wire technology and certification expertise to bring safety and stability to their next design. Download the Vertical Aerospace case study for more details.
We’ve been working in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion for more than two decades.
Now we’re creating a new paradigm by bringing automotive scale to electric flight. We’re teaming with DENSO, the global leader in electrification technology for the auto industry, to create lightweight, powerful motors for urban air mobility vehicles and other aircraft.
We also excel in generators, controllers and other essential elements in the electric and hybrid-electric powertrain. And we just introduced the aerospace industry’s first 1 MW generator, with the same power density as our 200 kVA generator.
Honeywell is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of actuation solutions, with tens of thousands of units steering aircraft, rockets, missiles and satellites worldwide.
Our electromechanical actuators for urban air mobility are built to handle the unique stresses of low-level, urban flight and the vibrations of multirotor designs. They work seamlessly with fly-by-wire computers to enable smooth flight in all conditions.
We also offer a full range of flight-proven actuators for landing gear, door, cargo handling and other applications.
Honeywell’s Micro Vapor Cycle System (VCS) is the ideal cooling solution for urban air mobility vehicles and electric aircraft. The system uses advanced technology to generate cold air or liquid to cool cabins as well as electronic components and batteries.
The Micro VCS is up to 35% lighter and 20% more efficient than conventional air vapor cycle systems with comparable cooling capacity. It’s also virtually maintenance free, thanks to its unique, oil-free technology and small number of moving parts. The Micro VCS is currently on board the Eviation Alice.
Data communications are key to safe and efficient UAM flight. Honeywell is known throughout the industry for systems that bring Internet and other datalinks to airliners, business jets and helicopters.
But our expertise goes beyond that: we also provide advanced analytics, connected weather, connected flight management and prescriptive maintenance to improve the flying experience for passengers and operators.
We’re now working on applications specific to urban air mobility.
The aircraft certification process can be intimidating. With Honeywell as a development partner, UAM builders can breathe easier thanks to our certification experience with new applications, products and aircraft programs. We also lead the transportation industry in enabling aircraft systems to work together.
Our close collaboration with the most exciting companies in urban air mobility gives us unique insights into solving the challenges facing this new market. We’ve distilled these into the “What it Takes” video series. Download the series poster, and come back often to see the latest episodes:
Our Urban Air Mobility team works full-time to ensure our customers are getting the solutions they need – fast. With a century of experience on our resume and a culture that thrives on growth and innovation, we’re looking for more opportunities to apply our leading-edge technologies on new UAM platforms.
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