Honeywell develops reference guide on AAM vehicle certification

Honeywell launched the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industrys first certification reference guide across key vehicle segments. Complex regulations are being developed to enable the certification and operations of crewed and uncrewed AAM vehicles designed to transport people and cargo. Until now, there had been no place these regulations had been comprehensively tracked.

Business and government leaders, engineers, media and anyone else with an interest in the future of flight can use the Honeywell State of UAS and UAM Certification Guide to help navigate and communicate the complexities of vehicle certification and operational approval across multiple vehicle segments.

“We understand the challenges that professionals working in the Advanced Air Mobility industry face as they look to navigate, track and ultimately comply with myriad developing regulations,” said Jia Xu, chief technology officer, UAM and UAS, Honeywell Aerospace. Because Honeywell provides certifiable, mission-critical systems that make AAM vehicles fly, it’s essential that we understand the certification landscape across all AAM segments. We initially developed this certification summary table as a quick reference for our own team; however, we quickly realized that the information here can benefit the wider industry. We intend to update this document regularly to help AAM companies keep pace with regulatory development.

Industry professionals can access this living document at the following link. The certification reference guide will summarize evolving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rules across multiple AAM segments. It will also link to source documents that AAM professionals can reference to better understand detailed certification requirements.

The Honeywell certification reference guide can help UAS and AAM manufacturers, operators – or really anyone with an interest in the industry to quickly get up to speed on the current certification landscape across key advanced aviation segments, said Emily Kimball, deputy director, Commercial Drone Alliance.

The information presented in the Honeywell State of UAS and UAM Certification Guide constitutes forward-looking statements regarding the subject matter. Any forward-looking statements represent our current judgment and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. The information is provided as-is and without warranty.