AMSL Aero’s hydrogen-powered Vertiia completes first test flight

The first test flight of AMSL Aero’s Vertiia, the most effective and long-range electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft ever, has been successfully completed.

This is the inaugural flight of an eVTOL, a new kind of aircraft that takes off and lands like a helicopter but flies like a plane, and it was conceived and manufactured in Australia.

Vertiia successfully completed its tethered hover through remote control in the Central West of New South Wales in strict compliance with CASA guidelines.

Vertiia, which produces zero carbon emissions and can travel at a cruise speed of 300kph while carrying four passengers and a pilot, has reached an important milestone with this trip. Vertiia will have a flight range of up to 1,000 km, which is three times as far as any other eVTOL and makes it the most effective eVTOL in the world. AMSL Aero anticipates beginning Vertiia deliveries to clients in the aeromedical, cargo, emergency, and regional air mobility industries in 2026.

While it continues to talk with potential clients and develops a sovereign aviation capacity for Australia, AMSL Aero will now carry out additional test flights and start the CASA certification process for Vertiia.

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