eVTOL company, Autoflight, is continuing its global expansion by establishing its first location in Europe.

A team led by former Airbus manager Mark Henning is now ramping up at Augsburg Airport in Germany.

The team’s first task is to achieve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for AutoFlight’s airtaxi, Prosperity I, an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft with a range of approximately 250km. It can comfortably seat up to three passengers in addition to the pilot. The certification programme for this air taxi will begin this year, with completion expected by 2025.

A dedicated and growing team will work at the R&D and certification centre in Augsburg. AutoFlight plans to establish additional locations for test and demonstration flights across Europe. Prosperity I is the company’s first manned aircraft.

“I am delighted to share that Mark Henning is joining AutoFlight in Europe to build our Prosperity I air taxi according to EASA safety standards,” said Tian Yu, the company’s founder, chairman and CEO. Read more