AutoFlight, an eVTOL (electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) aircraft company, has entered into a contract with EVFLY, on the heels of its record breaking 250km all-electric flight. The deal sees EVFLY initially purchase 205 Prosperity I and Prosperity Cargo Aircraft, with EVFLY operating the first 10 AutoFlight Cargo aircraft in the Middle East, in promising markets such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, with subsequent deployments in Asia and Africa.
The partnership is underpinned by EVFLY’s fleet management service, which integrates the latest technology for eVTOL maintenance and operational efficiency. This will provide a solution for companies wishing to use eVTOL for commercial or private purposes.
The agreement follows quickly from Autoflight’s longest eVTOL flight in history with distance of 250KM / 155 miles on a single charge of the aircraft’s lithium-ion batteries. The flight, which took place at AutoFlight’s eVTOL testing facility in February, consisted of 20 circuits on a predefined flight track, with the plane remotely piloted from the ground by AutoFlight’s Flight Test team. Interestingly, while AutoFlight’s Gen4 aircraft is fitted with the latest in avionics, the aircraft also ran third-party avionics to record and verify the distance flown on ForeFlight, an independent system widely used in the aviation sector.