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Urban Air Mobility

Urban Air
Mobility

Making urban air mobility a reality will take more than just an aircraft. It’s going to take an entire ecosystem of innovation.

Join us in our vision for seamless urban air travel that takes travelers out of traffic and gets them to their destinations safely, efficiently, reliably and affordably.

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If your company shares our future urban mobility vision and is interested in joining the conversation, please use our form to contact us. Let's build the future of urban air mobility together.

We’re 10+ years into our journey of developing enabling technologies relevant to the urban air mobility market. Our experience includes:
300+ hours of autonomous flight

300+ hours of autonomous flight

The S-76B Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) is equipped with MATRIX™ Technology. We’re working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify MATRIX so that it will be available on current and future commercial and military aircraft. We’re also introducing phase one MATRIX Technology to our S-92 helicopter, offering advanced computing power that enables autonomous landing technology.

Analytics, Predictive Health Maintenance and Artificial Intelligence

Analytics, Predictive Health Maintenance and Artificial Intelligence

With advanced prognostic algorithms and unrivaled experience of managing fleets of helicopters around the globe, we’re uniquely positioned to deploy production ready artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to significantly improve aircraft availability while minimizing costs.
Electric Propulsion

Electric Propulsion

In 2008, we started developing Firefly™, an all-electric technology demonstration aircraft. We used this to better understand enablers that could provide zero emission vertical flight that is smooth, quiet, clean, simple, reliable and affordable.

Future City Mobility: Traveling in Three Dimensions

An Opportunity to Add a Rapid Mobility Option to Combat Growing Congestion
The Future of Urban Air Mobility

By the Numbers

BY THE NUMBERS

2013

First Flight of SARA Autonomous Flying Lab

300+

Hours of Autonomous Flight with MATRIX™ Technology

100+

Optionally Piloted Takeoffs and Landings

Infrastructure Costs

INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS

Helipads

$0.5M - $2M per landing spot

vs. Surface Roads

$3M - $10M per mile in U.S. urban areas

vs. Underground

$100M - $1B per mile

Need for Rapid Mobility

Need for Rapid Mobility

97hrs

Lost annually per driver in the U.S. due to congestion

$87B

Lost annually in productive time in the U.S. due to delays

100M

New cars per year sold by the early 2020’s

Safety Matters

Safety Matters

Simple Safety Math

If successful, potential for 150M fleet flight hours per year. At that rate ...

Statistical Days Between Significant Failures

10-3 > 3.5 Minutes

1 Failure/1,000 Flight Hours

10-6 > 2.5 Days

1 Failure/1,000,000 Flight Hours

10-9 > 6.7 Years

1 Failure/1,000,000,000 Flight Hrs

Additional Information

Media Contact
Melissa Chadwick
+1 (202) 740-5997
melissa.a.chadwick@lmco.com

Engineering the Future of Vertical Lift

From the flight of the world's first practical helicopter in 1939, Sikorsky has remained the industry leader through its commitment to innovation, excellence and safety.

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