EVFLY to buy AutoFlight Prosperity I eVTOL air taxis, cargo drones
Just two weeks after air taxi developer Autoflight broke a new distance flight record for electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the company inked a deal to provide Singapore air fleet management company EVFLY with over 200 of its passenger planes and cargo drones.
Shanghai-based Autoflight announced the agreement today, noting it covered a total of 205 Prosperity I passenger eVTOL air taxis and cargo drones for delivery to EVFLY. The first 10 of those latter craft will be used for freight services in the Middle East – initially the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – with that activity planned for later expansion to Asia and the Africa. No amount was given for the value of the transaction, which may be followed by additional acquisitions.
The accord comes just two weeks after AutoFlight revealed its Prosperity I air taxi had beaten Joby’s previous 240-kilometer world mark for a eVTOL flight with a 250.64 km outing – the most…