Kitty Hawk Flyer Permanently Grounded
The Flyer had its wings permanently clipped, according to the company. The eVTOL, which, at 250 pounds, qualified as an ultralight aircraft that didn’t require a pilot’s license, had logged more than 25,000 successful flights.
Most of the company’s 70ish employees will be laid off, but some will be transferred to work on Heaviside. The company describes Heaviside as a one-passenger electric aircraft with a range of 100 miles at speeds up to 180 mph that operates significantly more quietly than a helicopter.
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