Supernal, the Hyundai Motor Group company dedicated to electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technologies and related ground systems, will further develop its capabilities in Singapore through two memorandums of understanding signed at the 2024 Singapore Airshow.

With the Singapore Economic Development Board, Supernal will focus on identifying opportunities to enable R&D activities that can build capabilities in key eVTOL technologies. The two organisations will also share knowledge and resources to support the development of Alternative Air Mobility operational strategies, and assess the feasibility of operational-readiness activities such as assembly, vehicle operations, and maintenance, repair and overhaul.

With the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Supernal will support CAAS work to develop a framework for aircraft certification, validation, acceptance and entry into service, and to shape interoperability requirements at vertiports to support seamless integration of ground and air operations. CAAS and Supernal will also explore developing standards for AAM infrastructure, charging and electrical energy storage solutions, airworthiness of aircraft and components, and operations.

“With the Asia-Pacific region’s growing prominence in the aviation industry, we see the area as vital to Advanced Air Mobility’s future,” said Jaiwon Shin, president of Hyundai Motor Group and chief executive of Supernal. “These partnerships mark the latest in Supernal’s growing list of collaborations that are designed to advance its mission of making AAM an efficient and reliable option for everyday transportation.

“Such partnerships will not only allow us to contribute to AAM’s development and growth while deepening ties with key stakeholders, but they are also essential for using AAM as a catalyst to fuel sustainable economic growth in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.”
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