AutoFlight, the Chinese eVTOL pioneer, continues its global expansion and establishes its first location in Europe: A team led by former Airbus manager Mark R. Henning is now ramping up at Augsburg Airport in Germany.
The team’s first task is to achieve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for AutoFlight’s air-taxi ‘Prosperity I’, an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a range of approximately 250 kilometers.
It can comfortably seat up to three passengers in addition to the pilot. The certification program for this Electric air taxi will begin this year, with completion expected by 2025.
“I am delighted to share that Mark Henning is joining AutoFlight in Europe to build our ‘Prosperity I’ air-taxi according to EASA safety standards,” said Mr. Tian Yu, the company’s founder, Chairman, and CEO.
The simplicity of AutoFlight’s design is the so-called ‘lift and cruise’ – configuration. It combines superior range and safety with low technical complexity, making it affordable.
AutoFlight is one of the earliest tech companies in China to make autonomous eVTOL, including large payload logistics and autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Logistics UAVs were introduced first.
AutoFlight completed more than 10,000 takeoffs and landings in adverse weather conditions. The company is now ready to build its people carrier ‘Prosperity I’ and will show the progress made in its transition tests in a few weeks.
AutoFlight is a global high-tech startup, founded in China, dedicated to developing and manufacturing autonomous aerial vehicles.