Fremont, CA: Skyryse, a transportation technology company, and Air Methods, the leading American air medical transport company, have entered into a partnership to retrofit more than 400 single-engine helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in the Air Methods fleet with FlightOS, a shared mission to advance further safety measures to protect pilots and patients. The new Skyryse FlightOS hardware and software stack replaces overly complex and manual flight control systems, enabling pilots to control helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft through a much simpler and safer control interface. Air Methods has also invested $5 million in Skyryse Series B, bringing the total raised to $205 million and further supporting the Los Angeles-based company's automation hardware and software.
Skyryse's FlightOS cutting-edge technology increases operational safety in clear or inclement weather by utilizing advanced sensors previously only found in commercial aviation as well as advanced military aircraft, allowing more missions to be completed and more lives to be saved. The flight system is designed to never go offline, even during emergencies, and is operational during all phases of flight and during any situational hazard. Skyryse technology will be used by Air Methods to improve air crews' ability to safely perform their core function of providing immediate, critical care where it is most needed.
"We are excited to partner with Air Methods to bring our innovative technology to their aircraft and patients who benefit from their remarkable services," stated Dr. Mark Groden, CEO of Skyryse. "We created FlightOS to enhance safety, especially in critical life-saving missions, where technology unlocks dramatic potential for all people to receive the safest, most effective medical care available in the direst situations. The Air Methods partnership highlights the value of our technologies interoperability and safety across all types of aircraft."