Horizon and 3C agree MoU for ‘all-Canadian’ Cavorite X5 programme


Horizon Aircraft and 3C have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly continue developing Horizon’s Cavorite X5 eVTOL. 

The MoU will give Horizon access to 3C’s services and expertise including: gap analysis, certification planning, certifiable design consulting, training, flight test planning and execution, and eventual airworthiness approval. With both companies being Canada-based the eVTOL is a true “made-in-Canada” programme, according to Horizon.

Phil Cole, vice president, Business Development, 3C, believes Canada must have one or more OEMs for imaginative platforms like Horizon’s. He said: “We have been following the Cavorite X5 programme from a distance for some time now and are very impressed with many of the business and design decisions that Horizon Aircraft have taken thus far on the programme.

“Based on extensive prior experience, Horizon Aircraft understands the challenges ahead both with airworthiness approval and with vehicle operations. Accordingly, they are taking a very pragmatic approach to their development in order to significantly lower program risk,” added Cole.

Brandon Robinson, CEO, Horizon Aircraft, said: “3C is an internationally recognised company that has led successful certification programs on numerous aircraft, has deep technical expertise in aircraft design, and has deep connections within the Canadian aerospace community. This partnership will help to further reduce technical risk as we build our innovative project towards an exciting and sustainable future.”

Horizon Aircraft and 3C look forward to releasing more details in the near future.