Honeywell, one of the world’s leading aerospace avionics companies, is developing the aircraft control system, flight deck technologies and pilot user interface for the VA-X4. These next generation flight controls will dramatically reduce pilot workload. Honeywell is drawing on its 100-years of experience, including developing the major systems for the F-35 – a supersonic VTOL fighter jet – as well as many other aircraft.
“Honeywell Aerospace is proud to be working with Vertical Aerospace on a number of critical subsystems. The VA-X4 vehicle and operations concept is very well aligned to both the Urban Air Mobility market needs and our industrial capabilities.”Stéphane Fymat, Vice President And General Manager For Urban Air Mobility, Honeywell Aerospace
Avolon, one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing firms, is our launch customer and provides a direct route to market for the VA-X4 to 140+ airlines in 84 countries. Both companies will collaborate throughout the development, road map to certification and subsequent commercial roll-out process of the VA-X4. Avolon will also become an investor in Vertical Aerospace.
“We believe the combination of Vertical's market leading technical expertise with Avolon's network of airline, regulatory, banking, capital provider and OEM relationships will create a world-class force in electric aviation”domhnal Slattery, avolon CEO
Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, has chosen to partner with Vertical to help power the VA-X4. Together we are developing the world’s lightest, safest and most efficient electric powertrain for Vertical Aerospace.
Rolls-Royce’s aeronautical pedigree is second to none and their engines have powered more than 100 million flying hours and are in service across the Airbus and Boeing fleets.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Vertical Aerospace on the electrical technology that will power their pioneering eVTOL aircraft. This exciting opportunity demostrates our joint ambitions to lead the way in the new Urban Air Mobility market”.warren east, Rolls-Royce CEO