Optionally Piloted Personal Air Vehicle
Daejeon, South Korea

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), established in 1989, is the aeronautics and space agency of Republic of Korea. Its main laboratories are located in Daejeon, in the Daedeok Science Town.

KARI is developing an optionally piloted Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) concept for demonstrations of eVTOL technology. The concept was displayed at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2018 trade show, as captured on May 2, 2018, by Aviation Week editor, Graham Warwick.

PAV Characteristics (updated May 2018)

Range 50 km 31 miles
Length 430 cm 14.1 ft
Passengers 1 (scalable to 4-5)
Maximum weight 500 kg 1100 lb
Speed 200 km/h 108 kts



KARIVectored ThrustInitial Design1 PassengerElectric/BatteriesAutonomous