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Fleming College Partners with Ontario Tech University and Horizon Aircraft for Three-year Aviation Research Project

Fleming College and Ontario Tech University have been awarded funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to collaborate on a three-year research project with Horizon Aircraft. With this funding, expert researchers from both institutions will assist the local aerospace engineering company with the design and prototyping of innovative mechanisms for the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Based in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Horizon Aircraft has developed the prototype Cavorite X5, a hybrid electric eVTOL aircraft capable of potential speeds of up to 450 km/h, a 500-kilometre range, and five- passenger capacity. Like others in the aviation and aerospace industries, Horizon is searching for ways to make their vehicles more efficient, lightweight, and able to withstand high vibrations, stresses, and large loads.

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