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Pivotal launches recreational and short-hop eVTOL Helix

Pivotal –  formerly Opener – a manufacturer of light electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has launched Helix, its first scalable  personal production vehicle, aimed at individuals who want to take to the sky for recreation and short-hop travel.

“Like BlackFly, its pre-production predecessor, the Helix offers a distinctive tilt-aircraft architecture, simple user interface, and unmatched safety based on fault tolerance and triple modular redundancy,” said the company in a press release. In addition, the Helix offers:

“Designed to comply with FAA Part 103 (Ultralight) category in the US, pilots can fly the Helix in Class G airspace over uncongested areas in the daytime and are not required to have a pilot license. Pivotal customers must complete comprehensive initial and recurrent flight training to support safe operations in all situations, from the everyday to the unexpected….

“The base price for a Helix aircraft is USD190,000. Beginning on January 9, 2024, Pivotal customers will be able to place orders with a deposit of 25% of the purchase price. First customer shipments commence on June 10, 2024. Based on delivery timing, customers will select their available training dates. Pricing for options and accessories will be rolled out as they become available.”

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