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SkyDrive selects Avidyne Quantum avionics systems for eVTOL

SkyDrive Press Release | July 26, 2023

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Tomohiro Fukuawa, left, SkyDrive Inc. chief executive office, stands with Dan Schwinn, Avidyne Corporation CEO. SkyDrive Photo

SkyDrive Inc., an eVTOL aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, announced at EAA  AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 that the company has selected Avidyne’s Quantum Open Avionics Platform for its first production aircraft, the SKYDRIVE. 

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

Avidyne was founded in 1994 with the mission of modernizing avionics by applying  advanced technology to improve safety and increase aircraft utility. For more than two  decades, Avidyne 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, the  SKYDRIVE. 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,” said SkyDrive chief development officer Arnaud Coville.  

“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  honored to have been selected to create a customized avionics solution for this  innovative new aircraft,” said Avidyne chief executive officer Dan Schwinn. 

This press release was prepared and distributed by SkyDrive.

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