Vermont-based electric VTOL manufacturer. BEta's ARIA is a transitioning eVTOL with four vertical props, a wing and a pusher prop for horizontal flight. It claims impressive range and speed figures, and is expected to be in production by 2024 in two variants: a 5-seat air taxi, and a single-seat cargo version.
Hundreds of eVTOL companies are jostling for position as next-gen flying taxis approach their prime-time debut – but which of these futuristic aircraft will really take off? Sergio Cecutta talks us through his "Advanced Air Mobility Reality Index."
UPS has signed a deal to buy up to 150 eVTOL aircraft from Vermont's Beta Technologies, and is expecting to begin using them for time-sensitive zero-emissions deliveries in certain markets in 2024, taking off and landing on-site at UPS depots.