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Oriens Aviation founder invests in Skyfly E-VTOL

Skyfly has announced that Edwin Brenninkmeyer, founder and CEO of UK based Oriens Aviation and investor in complimentary US aviation businesses, has joined Skyfly as a strategic investor, offering his experience and expertise.

Oriens Aviation is a UK-based aircraft dealership, service centre and operator, working with exclusive rights in the British Isles to represent major business and general aviation Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

According to a press release “Edwin will use his marketing infrastructure and networks to advance the unique proposition of the Axe, with a specific focus on the Axe as a cost-effective fixed-wing/E-VTOL trainer aircraft

“With a fully-electric range of 100 miles (or 200 miles with an optional hybrid generator), and a cruise speed of 100mph, the Skyfly Axe is a two-seat E-VTOL aircraft. It’s as easy to fly as a consumer camera drone, and due to its small footprint and low noise, the Axe can be kept at home and flown directly to its destination, all without having to encounter traffic jams, road works, train stations or airports.

“Skyfly does not aim to be an air taxi but instead, is following existing private aircraft kit built certification routes, which greatly reduce costs for the owner, leading to a base price of USD 180,000.

“In the first months since its official launch, the Axe has secured dozens of orders and has attracted the attention of air mobility specialist investors. This backing allows Skyfly to push forward with its development schedule. Skyfly is building its first series production aircraft with test flights due to begin mid-2023 and customer deliveries expected to begin at the end of 2024.

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