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Honeywell is Pipistrel’s UAV Choice

Pipistrel selected Honeywell’s Compact Fly-By-Wire system for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).  The system that will be used on the V300 offers “features derived from decades of expertise in fly-by-wire systems for airliners” while being about “the size of a paperback book,” according to Honeywell.

The two companies have worked together on other UAV-focused projects, including the January 2019 signing of a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility solutions.

“After years of excellent cooperation in the UAM sector, we chose to work with Honeywell in the development of the Nuuva V300 as well,” said Pipistrel CEO Ivo Boscarol. “Honeywell’s expertise and the proven capabilities of its Compact Fly-By-Wire system will provide airliner levels of safety for our novel air vehicles.”

Last month, Pipistrel began taking orders for the hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) Nuuva V300.  This autonomous UAV is projected to have a range of 186 miles and a payload of up to 660 pounds.

Boscarol says the V300 will pave the way for its proposed Pipistrel 801 passenger UAV.