SkyDrive Inc. aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, today announced at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 that the company has selected Avidyne Quantum (AQ) Open Avionics Platform for its first production aircraft, the SKYDRIVE
SkyDrive is developing eVTOL aircraft to fulfill their vision of a future where everyone has access to eVTOL 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. AQ 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.