Honeywell, Hanwha Systems to Collaborate on South Korea’s Urban Air Mobility Development

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Singapore: Honeywell and South Korean defence firm, Hanwha Systems signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on unmanned aerial systems and urban air mobility (UAS/UAM) technology development in South Korea. This MOU marks Honeywell’s first venture to provide UAM solutions in South Korea.

Honeywell is a leader in UAS/UAM technology, offering a wide variety of ready-now technologies helping customers create a more sustainable future for aviation.

Under the terms of the MOU, Honeywell and Hanwha Systems will investigate various hybrid propulsion solutions for Hanwha Systems’ UAM platform and the application of Honeywell’s broader portfolio of competitive offerings designed to enable the UAS/UAM market.

“We are focusing all our efforts in developing UAM airframe, vertiport and transport management services to secure a leading position in global UAM value chains,” said CEO, Hanwha Systems’ Sungchul Eoh. “By fully leveraging strengths with main players in the global aerospace industry, such as Honeywell, we are seeking to develop new business opportunities in this market.”

“Urban air mobility will revolutionize the future of transportation, drastically improving sustainability, transportation logistics and customers’ passenger experience,” said Honeywell Aerospace’s Vice President and General Manager, Power Systems David Shilliday. “We are excited to expand our work in this area through this collaboration with Hanwha Systems, a leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems in Korea.”

“Collaborating on the development of urban air mobility technology aligns with our customers’ defence modernisation programmes,” said President, Defence and Space, Honeywell Aerospace, Ricky Freeman.

“Honeywell’s urban air mobility and electric propulsion systems play a critical role and are key enablers of the battlefield of the future.”

Honeywell’s UAS/UAM technologies include avionics, navigation and sensors, flight control systems, electric and hybrid-electric propulsion solutions, connectivity, and other offerings. –shp/hon/aaa (Image: Honeywell)