Wisk Aero, an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, announced it has selected Safran Electronics & Defence to supply SkyNaute™ inertial navigation systems for its Generation 6 autonomous, all-electric air taxi.
According to the press release “Based on a disruptive and mature Safran-patented technology, the HRG Crystal™ Hemispherical Resonator Gyroscope, SkyNaute™ combines high performance and reliability, in the most compact form factor on the market. With very high levels of integrity and accuracy, even when GNSS signals are absent or jammed, SkyNaute™ hybrid inertial navigation system is designed to ensure the precise trajectory of the Generation 6 self-flying air taxi, during all flight phases, leading to an optimum flight safety.
“Wisk’s Generation 6 aircraft is an autonomous, all-electric, four-seat eVTOL air taxi designed for passenger transport which includes autonomous flight with human oversight, a simplified design with fewer moving parts, fully redundant systems, and no single point of failure.
“Since 2010, Wisk has developed multiple generations of aircraft and conducted more than 1600+ test flights. In 2023, Wisk became a fully-owned subsidiary of Boeing. While Wisk operates separately, the relationship provides development, testing, certification collaboration, and more between Wisk and Boeing.”
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