Vertical Aerospace
Bristol, England

According to the company, “Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly, with the ultimate aim of making intercity air travel personal, on-demand and carbon free.”

The Bristol-based startup was founded in 2016 and, the company says, “We put experienced aerospace engineers together with experts from technologically advanced sectors such as Formula 1, Energy and Defence. Our growing team, drawn from the likes of Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Martin Jet Pack, DarkTrace and General Electric, starts from first principles to solve problems.”

Vertical built and flew the UK’s first full-scale fully electric VTOL aircraft. Its unmanned technology demonstrator aircraft weighs 750 kg (1650 lb) and flew across Cotswold Airport in Kemble, Gloucestershire in June 2018 as part of the company’s flight test program.



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