BETA Technologies’ ALIA eVTOL Receives Airworthiness Approval from US Air Force Written 10 May 2021


ALIA eVTOL aircraft manufactured by BETA Technologies. | Credit: BETA Technlologies; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 3.0

Aviation Today reported that BETA Technology’s ALIA eVTOL “has received the first airworthiness approval for manned flight in an electric aircraft from the U.S. Air Force, the Air Force announced on May 5.” The approval comes after the Air Force tested the ALIA simulator for a year. BETA and the Air Force “will sign a contract in June that allows the Air Force access to ALIA as well as their eVTOL simulators in Washington, D.C. and Springfield, Ohio. The airworthiness approval allows ALIA to fly in the Air Force’s AFWERX Agility Prime program, according to the Air Force.”
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