Even though we haven’t seen any eVTOLs yet, the news about them is always interesting.
AutoFlight, the Chinese company has formed a dedicated team and opened an R&D center in Augsburg, Germany. There the company will attempt to launch its Prosperity I air taxi into the European skies in 2025.
To be real no one among us to move from home to work and back an electric MPV drone. But we still like to see people who are able to do that.
The Prosperity I aircraft design depends on the lift and cruise configuration, and that combines range, safety, and affordability. AutoFlight designed the eVTOL for three passengers and a pilot and could stay in the sky for a range of around 250km on a single charge. The company claims that the air Taxi has done more than 10,000 take-offs and landings in ‘adverse weather conditions.
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AutoFlight has hired Airbus’s former manager Mark Henning to lead their team. The next phase in Europe is going to focus on gaining certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The certification process will begin this year and through the next three years. The manufacturer’s results of its transition testing should be seen in the next few weeks. There is also news about the company’s intention to build more test centers in Europe in the future.
“We are bringing aircraft construction back to Augsburg, creating a high-tech location and jobs as we build drones and create a completely new market segment for air taxis,” says Henning. “What I really like about AutoFlight and ‘Prosperity I’ is the underlying simple concept. Simplicity translates into safety and efficiency.”