March 1, 2021
Varon Vehicles to incorporate Paladin AI’s Next Generation Pilot Training Capabilities for their UAM Aircraft Fleet Operators
MONTREAL, QC, March 1st 2021, Varon Vehicles and Paladin AI have announced today they have signed an MoU to incorporate Paladin AI’s aircraft pilot training capabilities for their fleets of Urban Air Mobility aircraft operators. Varon Vehicles is developing “Infrastructure Networks” which are company’s vertiports connected via virtual lanes over the low altitude city and suburb skies, and fleets of company operated electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) next generation aircraft for urban use, servicing between them. This is part of the next generation in aviation, necessitating an entirely new form of operators which will not be traditional pilots.
“Our aircraft will be an entirely new breed in aviation. They will be electric, highly automated, made for the urban environment, and our operators will need a completely new form of training”, says Felipe Varon, CEO and Founder. “Our collaboration with Paladin AI guarantees that we set the stage correctly to answer questions about the proper training strategies for these new types of operators. They will have much lighter tasks in the air than traditional pilots. Our operators will surely require less training than in traditional commercial aviation, and the process will be simulator intensive. Paladin AI’s proven record in aviation pilot training insures we plan properly for the training of our eVTOL aircraft operators as we enter implementation in the years to come.”
“Urban air mobility is the next frontier. It will fundamentally change the way we live and how we think about our cities. It is important that we leverage 21st century technologies in our training methods. By the end of this decade, there will tens of thousands of air vehicle operators that will need to be trained.” Says Mikhail Klassen, Chief Technology Officer of Paladin AI. “We’re excited to partner with Varon Vehicles to help accelerate the advent of widespread urban air mobility.”
Paladin AI develops adaptive pilot training software to reduce total instruction time, improve safety outcomes, and drive savings for airlines and training organizations. By using artificial intelligence and operating on the data already being generated by flight simulators, Paladin AI’s software can detect and measure the core competencies that are predictive of proficiency. This allows for personalized training that is tailored to the needs of individual pilots.