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Urban Air Mobility

Hanwha Systems offers the next generation transportation system that will change our future lifestyle

As a global total solution provider for urban air mobility, Hanwha Systems intends to provide the most safe and convenient mobility services. UAM(Urban Air Mobility) is a 3-dimentional urban air transportation system that connects ground and air transports. UAM, the next generation urban transport system, will be able to take passengers or cargos from the city center by air transport means. Thanks to the progress in battery and motor technologies as well as the advent of cutting-edge technologies such as collision avoidance, autopilot, etc., PAV(Personal Aerial Vehicle) is expected to bring a profound change to our way of life. By combing its advanced avionics technologies with ITC capabilities, Hanwha Systems is determined to lead the future mobility market.

Global UAM Solution Provider

With a safe airframe and convenient infrastructure, we will provide the most optimum, integrated UAV services.
Not only for the development of future mobility airframes, but also for services and transport infrastructures, Hanwha Systems is trying to explore business opportunities from all directions to provide total solutions for the future mobility. Our vision is to become a global UAM solution provider to address all the areas of UAM business.

Urban Air Mobility

  • Technology
    Airframe/ Parts
    MRO
  • Infrastructure
    Air Traffic Control/Navigation Safety
    Take-off & Landing Service
  • Service
    Flight Service
    Linked Platform

Technology

The Most Safe and Efficient Airframe
Butterfly combines Hanwha Systems’ sensor, radar and avionics technologies with Overair’s patented “energy saving flying technology.”
Butterfly is an e-VTOL(Electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing) air transport vehicle with 4 big rotors and individual blade control,
offering high performing, efficient, stable and low noise functions.
  • High Performance &
    High Efficiency
    Vectored Thrust enables vertical take-off
    and landing and ensures high performing,
    efficient operation during the flight.
  • Highly Stable
    4 same type of rotors are installed on front
    and rear wings. Take-off or landing can be
    made even when one of the rotors is out of
    order.
  • Low Noise
    Noise level is 15dB lower than helicopter’s as Butterfly is using optimum control technology for rotor rotation count and each rotor’s tilt, a patented manufacturing technology(OSTR).
  • Vectored Thrust: A technology that allows for rotor to change the angle vertically or horizontally, to support efficient flying maneuver. Considered as one of the most complex technologies.
  • OSTR(Optimum Speed Tilt Rotor) : Technology to control rotor rotation counts and angles to obtain the optimum airframe function.

· Key Technology

Tilt Rotor Technology Enabling Low Noise, High Efficiency, Optimum Speed Operation
Unlike the existing helicopters, 4 large rotors are installed on front and rear wings, making it possible to change angles from vertical direction for take-off and to horizontal one while flying. In other words, Butterfly can operate for longer hours with less energy, achieving high energy efficiency and maintaining fast speed.

· Advantages

  • Quiet
    • Noise level lower than helicopters by 16dB
  • Fast
    • Maximum speed of 320km (Less than 20 minutes from Seoul to Incheon
    • Supports continuous flying after having 10 minutes or less of high speed charging
  • Cost effective
    • Electrical motor is used to save
      airframe production and MRO costs
  • Emission free
    • Powered by electricity 100%

Infrastructure

Standard Infrastructure in alignment with the government plans

Hanwha Systems will build social infrastructures than can bring innovative changes to our daily transport.

Cooperation for Verti-Hub, an airport terminal
facility
  • Collaborating with KAC(Korea Airport Corporation) to build the
    world’s largest Verti-Hub as a part of global business strategy
  • Participating in the project to build Verti-port, a downtown take-
    off & landing and airport terminal facility
  • Designing and developing business models for flight service,
    boarding services, air traffic control and navigation safety areas.

Service

Integrated Future Mobility Services

Hanwha Systems will provide the total solutions for future mobility including downtown air traffic solutions, interface with the existing transportation system, take-off & landing site, flight services, etc.

Collaboration with UAM-Team Korea
(Government-led Initiative for UAM Business)
to lead UAM flight service business
  • To build and operate systems to support commercial flight
    services(passenger/cargo)
  • To build platforms to link with boarding reservation, check-in,
    and interfaces with the existing public transport systems
    (taxi, bus, railways, sea ports, etc.)

Road Map

  • 2020

    Korea’s 1st company
    to enter into UAM business

  • 2021

    Business development for UAM
    airframes, infrastructure and services

  • 2026

    Start UAM services
    in major cities of Korea

  • 2030

    Begin commercial flight services for
    main global cities

  • Flight Service
    /Air Traffic
    Control
    UATM-based Urban Air transport System
    • To apply communication, navigation and security
      system suitable for the downtown transport environment.
    • To develop navigation safety system to be interfaced with
      the existing ATM(Air Traffic Management) system.
  • Take-off &
    Landing
    Facility
    Take-off & Landing Facility for Boarding
    and Transfer
    • To provide connections with the passenger amenity facilities
      (parking, shops, etc.)
    • To build Vertihub, Vertiport for take-off and landing
  • Operation &
    Maintenance
    Development of Operation and
    Maintenance System to Improve
    User Satisfaction
    • To minimize operation and maintenance costs from
      the design phase
    • To check and monitor airframe’s health and
      provide status information on real time basis.
  • Airframe
    Development
    Development of e-VTOL(Electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing)
    Airplane
    • To develop high efficiency battery and electrical motor with low noise level.
    • To apply DEP(Distributed Electric Propulsion) in order to secure airframe’s safety and reliability.
    • To apply advanced auto-pilot system to improve operational convenience.
    • To ensure thorough verification of quality from the development phase to manufacturing in accordance with FAA Certification processes.
  • Linked
    Platforms
    Service Platform to Enhance
    User Accessibility and Convenience
    • To develop air mobility platforms to provide
      urban air transport system services.
    • To develop technology to support seamless,
      integrated transport system.