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Pivotal starts selling Helix, the first production light eVTOL aircraft, in the USA

Pivotal has announced the official launch of online sales for its flying vehicle, the Helix. The company says the starting price for a Helix aircraft is USD190,000 before taxes, delivery, or other fees, as applicable. Customers can place orders for delivery only in the United States on Pivotal’s website at pivotal.aero. First customer shipments the company says begin on June 10, 2024.

Created for “the awe of exploring the world from new heights”, Pivotal says the Helix removes the barriers that prevent everyday adventurers from experiencing the joys of aviation with intuitive joystick controls, guided by a simple user interface.

“At the heart of this single-seat vehicle lies a robust fault-tolerant design, bolstered by triple modular flight control systems for safety and reliability. Efficient, compact, and simple, the Helix is transportable and easy to assemble — from storage to sky in 30 minutes” according to the press release. “It disassembles to fit into a 16-foot trailer.

“The Helix is offered in three configurations, with the ability to add accessories and services for further customisation.

“Package 1 offers a white and carbon fibre exterior finish and includes a digital flight panel, canopy, HD landing camera, charger, vehicle cart, custom marking, comprehensive pilot training, and warranty; base price of USD190,000

“Package 2 offers a gloss white and striped carbon fibre exterior finish and includes the features above, plus a trailer with dual wing cart; 4k camera with landing assist, recording, and sharing features; ADS-B air traffic system; two chargers; and enhanced warranty; base price of USD240,000

“Package 3 offers an exterior in gloss white, carbon fibre, with custom accent colour and includes the features above, plus a premium flight deck, three chargers, beacon aircraft lighting; integrated emergency locator transmitter, one additional training slot for a friend or family member; and the option to fully customise the exterior at additional cost, design dependent; base price of USD260,000

“The Helix complies with FAA Part 103 (Ultralight) category in the United States. The FAA requires Ultralight aircraft to fly over non-congested areas only and away from airports. Under this regulation, no pilot license is required.

“All Helix pilots must successfully complete comprehensive initial and periodic recurrent flight training to support safe operations in all situations. Customers will select their training dates and receive delivery timing once Pivotal receives the aircraft deposit.”

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