“What you see today will fly next year” according to SKYLYS Aircraft CEO Gary Chorostecki in a video unveiling recent progress made on the electric VTOL AO Aqua speeder.
The video, AO. Chapter 2, A disruptive Technology, also gives hints to the propulsion system. The video contains an interview with Guillaume Tremblay, the company’s Co-Engineer and Project Manager, who discloses that multiple motors are embedded within the wings. SKYLYS is currently keeping additional engine specifics under wraps.
Additional details shared by SKYLYS are that the speeder body is 100% carbon and Kevlar materials, and that the speeder will have configurations for one to three passengers and customized options for the canopy including an open cockpit. SKYLYS also says that it is aiming not only at the urban mobility market. They also have eyes on first responders, surveillance, and piloted or autonomous logistics and cargo.
The video also includes interviews with Christian Carle, CEO Pole Star and SKYLYS Board Member and Alexis Rufenacht, Co-Founder & CXO Europe Manager of the company.