Supernal agrees partnerships with Honeywell and BAE Systems
Supernal has signed agreements with BAE Systems and Honeywell for the flight control system and flight deck of its eVTOL.
BAE will design the fly-by-wire flight control system that will enable Supernal’s aircraft to fly autonomously.
Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Controls and Avionics Solutions at BAE Systems. “BAE Systems is harnessing its investment in electrification and expertise in flight-critical systems to advance sustainable aviation. We look forward to working with Supernal to make this shared vision a reality.”
Ben Diachun, chief technology officer at Supernal said: “As an established aerospace and defence technology leader, BAE Systems will play a critical role for Supernal as we develop our eVTOL vehicle to the highest commercial aviation standards. Together, we will create a bespoke flight controls system that brings Advanced Air Mobility one step closer to reaching the masses in the coming decades.”
Supernal’s agreement with Honeywell will see the integration of Honeywell’s Anthem flight deck into Supernal’s eVTOL.
Unveiled last year, Anthem is the first cloud-connected cockpit system that can be customised for virtually every type of aircraft.
Stéphane Fymat, vice president and general manager, UAM and Unmanned Aerial Systems, Honeywell Aerospace said: “Honeywell Anthem will change the way aircraft are piloted, and we believe that Supernal’s aircraft will be a shining example of how aviation will evolve to be smarter and more sustainable. Honeywell has a wide variety of ready-now solutions to help create a more sustainable future for the aviation sector, and we’re proud to be on this journey with Supernal.”