by Tina Olivero

    3C & Horizon Aircraft Sign MOU For Collaboration on Certification & Services

    8th February 2023

    Following a very fruitful set of joint meetings, 3C and Horizon Aircraft signed a Memorandum Of Understanding under which the two companies will collaborate on aspects of the continued development and path to certification of Horizon Aircraft’s Cavorite X5 program.

    The MOU establishes a framework for ongoing expansion of collaboration as the Cavorite X5 program evolves and will give Horizon access to services and expertise that includes; gap analysis, certification planning, certifiable design consulting, training, flight test planning and execution, and eventual airworthiness approval. The collaboration will also enable both companies to work together on future business development opportunities and strengthen the case for this exciting “made-in-Canada” program.

    “We have been following the Cavorite X5 program from a distance for some time now and are very impressed with many of the business and design decisions that Horizon Aircraft have taken thus far on the program. We believe wholeheartedly that Canada must have one or more OEMs for imaginative platforms like this and are delighted to have teamed up with the Horizon Aircraft folks to try and help them do exactly that,” says Phil Cole, VP of Business Development of 3C. “Based on extensive prior experience, Horizon Aircraft understands the challenges ahead both with airworthiness approval and with vehicle operations. Accordingly, they are taking a very pragmatic approach to their development in order to significantly lower program risk.”

    “We are humbled and grateful to be able to work with John Maris and his world-class team at 3C,” says Brandon Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Aircraft. “3C is an internationally recognized company that has led successful certification programs on numerous aircraft, has deep technical expertise in aircraft design, and has deep connections within the Canadian aerospace community. This partnership will help to further reduce technical risk as we build our innovative project towards an exciting and sustainable future.”

    Horizon Aircraft and 3C look forward to releasing more details in the near future.


    3C provides a wide range of high-value services to the aerospace community in Canada and worldwide. 3C is a Transport Canada Approved, Independent Flight Test and Certification Design Approval Organization (DAO) providing a Canada-wide, centralized, resource with proven management, tools, and methods to undertake civil and military aerospace projects requiring flight tests and certification.

    Visit www.certcentercanada.com for more information.

    Horizon Aircraft is an advanced aerospace engineering company that has developed the world’s first eVTOL that can fly most of its mission exactly like a normal aircraft while offering industry-leading speed, range, and operational utility. Our unique designs put the mission first and prioritize safety, performance, and utility. Our Cavorite X5 eVTOL is designed to enter the market quickly and service a broad spectrum of early use cases.

    Visit www.horizonaircraft.com for more information.

    Tina Olivero

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