eVTOL Timeline

2019
January 22, 2019

PAV

PAV

First unmanned flight of the Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, PAV (Passenger Air Vehicle) at the Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, Virginia, USA.

2018
November 11, 2018

Hexa

Lift's Hexa.

First manned flight of the LIFT Hexa at a small airfield northwest of Austin, Texas, USA.

June 22, 2018

Ava XC

Beta Ava XC eVTOL

First manned flight of the Beta Technologies Ava XC at Plattsburgh International Airport, Plattsburgh, New York, USA.

April 30, 2018

SureFly

SureFly

First manned free flight of the Workhorse SureFly at Lunken Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

March 19, 2018

BlackFly v2

BlackFly v2

First manned flight of Opener BlackFly v2 near Palo Alto, California, USA.

February 5, 2018

EHang 184

Ehang 184 flight test

First day it was revealed to the public that manned flights had been taking place with the EHang 184 in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China.

January 31, 2018

A³ Vahana

A³ Vahana

First unmanned flight of the Airbus A³ Vahana at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, Pendleton, Oregon, USA.

2017
November 1, 2017

Cora

Cora First Flight

First unmanned flight of the Kitty Hawk Cora at the Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, California, USA.  

October 20, 2017

BlackFly v3

BlackFly v3

First unmanned flight of the Opener BlackFly v3 near Palo Alto, California, USA.

September 16, 2017

Elroy

Passenger Drone first manned flight

First manned flight of the Astro Aerospace Elroy (formerly “Passenger Drone” and “AA360”) took place near Sofia, Bulgaria.

August 1, 2017

Z-P2

Z-P2

First manned flight of the Zee Aero Z-P2 (now Kitty Hawk’s Cora) at the Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, California, USA.

April 25, 2017

AA360

Passenger Drone flight

First unmanned flight of the Astro AA360 near Sofia, Bulgaria.

April 20, 2017

Eagle

LiliumJet first flight, April 2017

First unmanned flight of the Lilium Eagle (all electric jet prototype) at the Mindelheim-Mattsies Airfield near Munich, Germany.

2016
September 13, 2016

Tier 1 Robinson R44

Tier 1 in flight

First manned flight of the Tier 1 Robinson R44 electric helicopter at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Los Alamitos, California, USA.

March 30, 2016

VC200

1st Manned VC200 flight

First manned flight of the Volocopter VC200 at the Bruchsal Airfield near Karlsruhe, Germany.  

February 17, 2016

Volta

First Volta Flight

First hover flight of the Aquinea Volta in Castelnaudary, France.

February 11, 2016

BlackFly v2

BlackFly v2

First unmanned flight of the Opener BlackFly v2 near Palo Alto, California, USA.

2014
August 11, 2014

BlackFly v1

BlackFly v1

First unmanned flight of the Opener BlackFly v1 in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

2013
November 17, 2013

VC200

VC200

First unmanned flight of Volocopter VC200 in Fair Hall, Rheinstetten, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2011
December 1, 2011

Z-P2

Z-P2

First unmanned hover flight of the Zee Aero Z-P2 at the Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, California, USA.