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ACCEL Delivers First eVTOL Simulator to Vertax

ACCEL Delivers First eVTOL Simulator to Vertax

ACCEL (Tianjin) Flight Simulation delivered the first eVTOL simulator to Vertax, a Shanghai-based start-up, in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin on October 28.

Vertax’s five-seater Matrix 1 eVTOL, which is able to cruise at 200 km/h at a maximum range of 250 km, was first unveiled in September, and will be showcased at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on November 8.

The Chinese eVTOL manufacturer is planning to conduct the first flight of a full-scale prototype in early 2023 and obtain an airworthiness certificate in 2026 before the Matrix 1 enters service.

“ACCEL is one of a few flight simulation manufacturers that can provide simulators for mainstream aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus. ACCEL’s simulator combines the company’s advanced technologies in the vision system, human-computer interaction, software, and system integrations,” said Liu Shiyi, eVTOL Engineer, Vertax. “This is a breakthrough in eVTOL simulation.”

Vertax spoke with Asian Sky Group in September about the challenges facing the emerging eVTOL industry, noting that the keys to business success lie in achieving a high level of safety at an acceptable cost, building confidence for the government and society, and shortening the airworthiness certification cycle.

ACCEL (Tianjin) Flight Simulation is a joint venture between Collins Aerospace and Sichuan Haite High-Tech.