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Vertical Aerospace unveils designs for pioneering Flying Taxis

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Vertical Aerospace unveils designs for pioneering Flying Taxis - Business aviation publisher
Dana Ermolenko

Vertical Aerospace announce the launch of our new aircraft, VA-1X. Capable of carrying up to five people (four passengers and a pilot), the VA-1X is set to be the world’s first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK. 



VA-1X will boast cruise speeds of 150mph with a usable range of up to 100 miles, meaning passengers could travel from London to Brighton in approximately half an hour, compared to two hours driving, or an hour by train. The aircraft will bypass road congestion, and will be certified to the same safety standards as commercial airlines. Its eVTOL technology ensures the VA-1X will be completely emission-free. 

For more information on VA-1X, click the link below and head over to our website. Make sure to also follow our social media to keep up to date with our journey towards certification. 



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