June 1, 2021
Varon Vehicles Starts Collaboration with ResilienX for Off-Nominal Situation Management
Syracuse, NY, June 1st 2021, Varon Vehicles and ResilienX have signed an MoU and will be jointly collaborating on the integration of ResilienX’s off-nominal situation management capabilities. ResilienX is the developer of FRAIHMWORK®, an in-time system-wide safety assurance platform and the collaboration is focused on analyzing its potential integration into Varon Vehicle’s Traffic Management Systems (TMS). Varon Vehicles is developing “Infrastructure Networks” which are a number of company’s vertiports in a city and suburb with virtual lanes over the low altitude city skies connecting them, and fleets of their electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) next generation aircraft for urban use, servicing between them. These are a new form of mobility infrastructure that will not require per-mile construction, with which the company will be providing diverse transportation services and where safety is a number one priority.
“Just like with any other aviation system, we have to expect off-nominal situations to present themselves during operation”, says Felipe Varon, CEO and Founder. “The challenge is to correctly anticipate these situations and have the proper planned responses in place to negotiate and mitigate them safely. ResilienX is building a robust and reliable capability for advanced air mobility that can help us reach the level of confidence we need to provide seamless transportation services to our customers.”
“We are thrilled for this partnership” said Ryan Pleskach, CEO of ResilienX. “Varon Vehicles is a global visionary and this push for advanced aerial mobility can deliver disruptive change in the mobility industry. We are excited to bring our experience and capabilities in developing safety critical system of systems to bear on the Varon Vehicles vision. Our work with NASA and the FAA on various UTM/UAM programs, to monitor, assess and mitigate off-nominal situations, has given us a deep understanding of the challenges that these ecosystems face as operational complexity increases and we are looking forward to playing a role in tackling those challenges.”