Honeywell’s advanced air mobility (AAM) business unit has secured over $10bn in contracts since its launch three years ago.
The achievement, which was announced at Dubai Air Show, is the result of vital partnerships with industry leaders such as Archer Aviation, Lilium, Pipistrel, Supernal and Vertical Aerospace.
“This milestone is not just about reaching a certain number, it’s a testament to the unwavering vision we hold for the future of aviation and advanced air mobility,” said David Shilliday, vice president and general manager, AAM, Honeywell Aerospace. “We are committed to transforming travel and delivery services. Imagine a world where a 100-mile journey takes 45 minutes or less, and same-day package delivery is possible in every populated region of the world. With the help of our partners, we’re making that vision a reality.”
Nose to tail technology
Honeywell has launched a comprehensive portfolio of AAM solutions, including its Anthem next-generation avionics system, Honeywell’s fly-by-wire solutions and custom-built actuation systems for AAM flight controls, and a diverse range of sensors such as RDR-84K radar and AH2000 attitude heading reference system.
“Honeywell’s nose-to-tail technology is a game-changer, setting the standard for safety and sustainability while providing an unprecedented user experience for our pilots,” said Yves Yemsi, chief operating officer of Lilium.
Future of AAM
The footprint of Honeywell’s AAM business spans North America, Western Europe and India, and the company also hosts industry summits to bring together regulators, original equipment manufacturers and members of Congress to catalyze meaningful dialogue and action.
“As we celebrate this milestone, we’re looking toward the future,” said Jim Currier, president and CEO, Honeywell Aerospace. “If you’re developing an AAM vehicle, the time to explore a partnership with Honeywell is now. We’re eager to collaborate with companies that share our vision to transform the way we travel and create a more sustainable future for aviation.”
The $10bn in wins represents Honeywell’s assessment of the lifetime value of awards using an internal forecast of the number of AAM vehicles the company expects to be built.