AutoFlight has set a new record for the world’s longest fully electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) flight.
On 23 February, its Generation 4 eVTOL aircraft, Prosperity I flew a distance of 250.3 kilometres (155.5 miles) on a single battery charge from its testing facility in Jining, China.
The remotely piloted flight lasted 1 hour 38 minutes and included 20 circuits of a predefined route.
This long-range test flight was verified as the longest eVTOL flight in history using FAA-approved avionics as well as third-party ForeFlight technology to record and verify the achievement.
AutoFlight states that this is a key milestone on its path to obtaining certification of the Prosperity I aircraft from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
A video of the test flight can be viewed here.
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