eVTOL developer Opener rebrands as Pivotal, unveils Helix aircraft
Light eVTOL developer Opener.aero has announced it has changed its company name to Pivotal, following the debut of first scalable production aircraft, Helix. Despite the new nomenclature, Pivotal will continue business as usual as it looks to open order for the Helix eVTOLs very soon.
Way back when, as recently as yesterday when it was still Opener, Pivotal was turning some heads with its personal aircraft which has seen multiple generations since. The most recently we covered was the BlackFly – a pre-production eVTOL platform that was delivered to its first customer this past July, complete with some incredible flight footage on his first journey.
As a near-production aircraft, BlackFly complies with the FAA’s Part 103 (Ultralight) category, but does not require a pilot license regardless. That being its creators still requires any and all eVTOL pilots undergo comprehensive flight training before taking off (vertically).
The delivery was part of…