The eVTOL developers Beta and Joby are on their way to conducting flight testing with the U.S. Air Force as part of the Agility Prime air race to certification.
The utility sector is a growing area of focus for eVTOL companies, with some developing immediate plans and others looking to the future.
EHang’s “passenger-grade” EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle has been approved to transport cargo for a commercial customer in Taizhou, China.
Skyports is using Wingcopter drones and Thales’ Soarizon operations management platform in a trial supporting the Covid-19 response in Scotland.
EHang is partnering with the hotel and tourism company LN Holdings to launch an eVTOL sightseeing service at the LN Garden Hotel in Guangzhou, China.
EHang demonstrated its command-and-control model for autonomous aerial vehicle management in a recent flood emergency response exercise in Shaoguan, China.