Microsoft, is providing Vertical with digital integration through Azure, its bespoke cloud computing systems. Utilising AI and big data analytics, Microsoft unlocks a wealth of digital services which will help to optimise vehicle operations, such as maximising battery life, and support fleet management. Microsoft’s venture fund M12 is also an investor in Vertical.
“Microsoft is proud to be partnering with Vertical and providing class-leading web services. Vertical presents a compelling aircraft and business model and we’re pleased a part of their journey as they look to revolutionise urban mobility and electrify air travel.”
Honeywell, one of the world's leading aerospace avionics companies, is developing the aircraft control system, flight deck technologies and pilot user interface for the VA-X4. These next generation flight controls will dramatically reduce pilot workload. Honeywell is drawing on its 100-years of experience, including developing the major systems for the F-35 – a supersonic VTOL fighter jet – as well as many other aircraft. Honeywell is also an investor in Vertical
“Honeywell Aerospace is proud to be working with Vertical Aerospace on a number of critical subsystems. The VA-X4 vehicle and operations concept is very well aligned to both the Urban Air Mobility market needs and our industrial capabilities.”
Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, has chosen to partner with Vertical to help power the VA-X4. Together we are developing the world’s lightest, safest and most efficient electric powertrain for Vertical Aerospace.
Rolls-Royce’s aeronautical pedigree is second to none and their engines have powered more than 100 million flying hours and are in service across the Airbus and Boeing fleets. Rolls Royce is also an investor in Vertical.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Vertical Aerospace on the electrical technology that will power their pioneering eVTOL aircraft. This exciting opportunity demostrates our joint ambitions to lead the way in the new Urban Air Mobility market.”
Solvay, the Advanced Materials and Specialty Chemicals company, is partnering with Vertical to develop the lightweight composite structure of the VA-X4. As well as supplying advanced composite and adhesive products, Solvay will also provide Vertical with technical and application support both at Solvay’s European Application Centers and at Vertical Aerospace’s factory in Bristol, UK.
“Solvay is proud to partner with Vertical, whose VA-X4 aircraft is set to revolutionise urban mobility. By providing the performance required to operate safely and maximize range, while facilitating the processes needed for mass production, our advanced materials will be key enablers to the mass-adoption.”
GKN Aerospace, the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier, has partnered with Vertical to design and manufacture electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) and wing for the VA-X4. GKN Aerospace’s world-leading capabilities have helped to design similar systems in some of the world’s most complex aircraft, such as the F-35 VTOL fighter jet. In conjunction with key technological innovations, GKN Aerospace brings a wealth of experience in design and certification.
“We are excited to partner with Vertical and to support the development of its eVTOL. The VA-X4 is a ground-breaking development in aviation, and we are delighted to be a part of Vertical’s quest for more sustainable air travel.”