AutoFlight, a Chinese aviation company, has set a new world record for the longest electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flight in history.
The company’s eVTOL aircraft flew a distance of 250 kilometers on a single charge, making it a groundbreaking achievement in the field of electric aviation.
The flight took place on February 28th, 2023, in Shenzhen, China, and lasted for two hours and forty-six minutes.
The aircraft, called the AutoFlight A1, is a hybrid-electric tilt-wing aircraft that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter but fly like a fixed-wing plane.
The eVTOL aircraft was designed for urban air mobility and can transport up to six passengers with a maximum speed of 240 kilometers per hour.
The aircraft is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and a battery system that provides a range of up to 500 kilometers.
With this technology, AutoFlight aims to revolutionize the transportation industry and provide a more efficient and environmentally friendly way to travel.
The successful flight is a significant milestone for AutoFlight, as it demonstrates the feasibility and potential of electric aviation.
The company has been developing eVTOL technology for over a decade and has collaborated with leading universities, research institutions, and aviation companies to advance the technology.
The AutoFlight A1’s breakthrough performance is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and its dedication to advancing the electric aviation industry.
With this achievement, AutoFlight is poised to become a major player in the growing eVTOL market and has positioned itself as a leader in the field.