Air One Personal eVTOL Completes Hover Test
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
On June 21st, consumer eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft creator AIR successfully completed the first hover test of its AIR ONE aircraft following the acquisition of its airworthiness certificate.
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The test saw a full-scale AIR ONE prototype take flight in Megiddo, Israel, where it completed multiple hovers over the course of the day and the subsequent two weeks. The aircraft operated as intended, safely lifting off, hovering in place, and returning to the ground. Additionally, AIR ONE’s energy use proved its ability to meet expected performance metrics. The company intends to expand to full flight envelope testing throughout 2022.
Unlike the air taxis that make up much of the developing advanced air mobility (AAM) market, AIR’s personal transportation aircraft provides eVTOL flight for individual…