Motors for Advanced Air Mobility


Advanced Air Mobility

Designing DC motors for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) applications requires addressing a combination of technical, safety, environmental, and regulatory challenges. AAM vehicles demand high power-to-weight ratio systems to achieve vertical takeoff and maneuverability. Lightweight yet powerful motion systems are a critical challenge, as they directly affect the vehicle's efficiency, payload capacity, range, and overall performance. Optimizing motor efficiency across a wide range of operating conditions is also key, given the limited available battery capacity and its direct impact on maximum range and overall energy consumption. AAM vehicles are subjected to rapid changes in temperature and other environmental changes during operation, meaning that DC motors must be designed to ensure reliable operation, regardless of conditions.

Portescap can provide both clean sheet and COTS-based designs to meet the Space, Weight, and Power (SWaP) requirements to maximize AAM vehicle efficiency and meet DO-160G environmental requirements, including temperature, vibration, and humidity. Portescap also designs our motion solutions to meet commercial, business, and general aviation requirements while being aligned to support the higher volume requirement of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles in the future..


  • Compact and lightweight envelope
  • High efficiency solutions
  • Optimized power and torque dense designs
  • Capability to withstand harsh environments
  • Low inertia designs for quick start and stop
  • Low EMI/EMC

Customization Options

  • Consultative design approach to meet exact performance requirements
  • Capability to support integrated solutions
  • Design flexibility to support custom output shaft & interface features for modular designs
  • Electrical magnetic coil customization to meet exact device torque & speed
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