SkyDrive Selects Avidyne Quantum Avionics Systems

Sky­Drive announced today at the EAA Air­Ven­ture Oshkosh 2023 that it has select­ed Avidyne’s Quan­tum Open Avion­ics Plat­form for its first pro­duc­tion air­craft. Avi­dyne is based in Mel­bourne, Flori­da.

Sky­Drive is devel­op­ing its eVTOL air­craft to ful­fil their vision of a future where every­one has access to eVTOL as their dai­ly trans­porta­tion. Designed to be flown by one pilot with two pas­sen­gers on board for intra-city flights, it requires cus­tomised, cer­ti­fied avion­ics sys­tems to enable its mis­sion.

Avi­dyne was found­ed in 1994 with the mis­sion of mod­ernising avion­ics by apply­ing advanced tech­nol­o­gy to improve safe­ty and increase air­craft util­i­ty. For more than two decades, Avi­dyne claims it has been a mar­ket-leader in the design and man­u­fac­tur­ing of easy-to-use inte­grat­ed avion­ics sys­tems for a vari­ety of air­craft.

“We are very pleased to have Avi­dyne as our avion­ics part­ner for our eVTOL air­craft,” said Sky­Drive Chief Devel­op­ment Offi­cer Arnaud Cov­ille. “Avidyne’s Quan­tum avion­ics sys­tem is very com­pet­i­tive in per­for­mance, weight, and cost and will play one of the most impor­tant roles of the air­craft sys­tem of eVTOL

“The avion­ics require­ments and mis­sion pro­files of the all-elec­tric Sky­Drive eVTOL air­craft are a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for Quantum’s open avion­ics plat­form and we are hon­oured to have been select­ed to cre­ate a cus­tomised avion­ics solu­tion for this inno­v­a­tive new air­craft,” said Avi­dyne Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer Dan Schwinn.

Avidyne’s con­tin­u­ing lead­er­ship in inno­va­tion and prod­uct design gives pilots and their pas­sen­gers a sim­ply smarter way to fly. In addi­tion to avion­ics solu­tions for the Advanced Air Mobil­i­ty mar­ket, the com­pa­ny offers a full line of avion­ics sys­tems for cor­po­rate, mil­i­tary, and own­er flown pis­ton and tur­bine pow­ered fixed wing and rotary wing air­craft.

On Mon­day, Sky­Drive and CT UAV, a sub­sidiary of CT Group in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet­nam agreed on a pre-order of up to 100 three-seater eVTOL air­craft. Sky­Drive was estab­lished in July 2018 after test­ing fly­ing car con­cepts and pro­to­types from 2014.

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Boris Sedac­ca
Boris pro­duces the edi­to­r­i­al con­tent for eVTOL Insights and cov­ers many top­ics, includ­ing bat­ter­ies, pow­er­trains, cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, pub­lic accep­tance, land­ing and charg­ing infra­struc­ture. Please reach out to him with any poten­tial sto­ries via editorial@evtolinsights.com

Boris Sedacca

Boris produces the editorial content for eVTOL Insights and covers many topics, including batteries, powertrains, certification, public acceptance, landing and charging infrastructure. Please reach out to him with any potential stories via editorial@evtolinsights.com

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