Shanghai based eVTOL company AutoFlight will supply 205 eVTOL cargo and passenger to advanced air mobility operator EVFLY of Singapore.
AutoFlight has been developing its eVTOL technology in Augsburg, Germany, and plans for the aircraft to be certified for passenger flights by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) by 2025.
The immediate focus of the EVFLY eVTOL operations will be in the Middle East and the company states that it will operate flights with 10 of AutoFlight’s Prosperity I cargo eVTOLs to start in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, with plans to eventually expand into Asia and Africa. Other reports suggest EVFLY has committed to an initial delivery of 15 passenger variants of the aircraft.
Last month, according to an Urban Air Mobility report, AutoFlight said it had achieved the world’s longest eVTOL flight in history with distance of 250km/155 miles on a single charge of the aircraft’s lithium-ion batteries. AutoFlight’s Prosperity aircraft is capable of speeds in excess of 200kmh, according to the company, over a range greater than 250km, according to the company.