Jun 21, 2023
Hanwha Aerospace today announced that ithas signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Vertical Aerospace tolaborate on jointly developing, testing and manufacturing the tilting andblade system for VX4, Vertical Aerospace’s electric aircraft. The MoA wassigned at the 2023 Paris Air Show, following last year’s successful partnershipfocused on EMA development.
The tilting systemis an essential component of the electric Vertical Take Off and Landing(eVTOL),enabling it to per its unique flight mode. The blade system plays a key rolein enhancing stability and overall perance of the eVTOL.
“This strategic agreement serves as ameaningful step towards expanding and ersifying the capabilities we canoffer to a iety of customers” said Jae-Il Son, CEO and President of HanwhaAerospace. “Working with Vertical Aerospace, our joint team will help developstate-of-the art electric aircraft system and technoy.”
“Hanwha Aerospaceis a fantastic partner for Vertical. Hanwha shares our vision for pioneeringelectric flight; they are world leaders in electro mechanical and actuationsystems. The expansion of our partnership is a natural next step, building onthe well-established cooperation between our two companies.” said CEO andFounder of Vertical Space.
Vertical Aerospaceaims to certify the VX4 by 2026 and has already secured orders for more than1400 aircraft from global air carriers.