AutoFlight, a developer of next-generation air taxis, announced that its Prosperity I plane has set a new world record for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flight by covering over 250 kilometers on a single charge. The Gen4 version of Prosperity I broke the previous 248 km record set by Joby in 2021 with a 250.64 km flight on February 23.
The eVTOL air taxi prototype completed 20 circuits of a predefined flight track at the company’s European test base in Germany, relying on third-party ForeFlight systems to provide independent verification of the record distance covered. AutoFlight CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said that the successful test flight places the Prosperity I eVTOL on course to meet the company’s objective of obtaining European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in 2025. The Shanghai-based AutoFlight was founded in 2017 and established its European unit last year in Germany to accelerate the development of its air taxi.
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