Uber, GE partner on aerial ride-sharing program in bid to reimagine post-pandemic aviation industry

Uber Elevate selected GE Aviation’s Digital Group as an ecosystem partner for their aerial ride-sharing program, which will develop requirements for a flight data monitoring program to support electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles on the Uber platform.

The initial launch of its Uber Air service is planned for 2023 utilizing electric VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft in Dallas and Los Angeles…

Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) is the process of analyzing and reviewing routinely recorded flight data.

Airlines and operators that adopt FDM are better able to identify and eliminate potential safety hazards in flight operations. Since its introduction in the airline industry more than 20 years ago, FDM has been widely credited with reducing incident and accident rates at airlines and aircraft operators where it has been adopted, both companies said in a press release.