Vertical Aerospace is teaming up with fellow UK company Babcock International to explore a range of potential deployment scenarios of Vertical’s VX4 electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, including cargo transport, defense operations, and emergency medical services (EMS).

The joint project will rely on Babcock’s deep experience in aerospace, defense, and security activities to examine effective diversification potentials of Vertical’s VX4 eVTOL, whose primary operation will be as an air taxi. The effort not only seeks to multiply the range of clients and services the battery-powered craft may appeal to but also vastly reduce carbon emissions by many emergency and search and rescue units – including those at Babcock – that often rely on helicopters.

“Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time,” noted Vertical CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick. “As with all other areas, the emergency services and logistics sectors must respond and adapt….