Modern eVTOLs Are Coming to Ancient Greece
Such a feat was once only imaginable to Hermes, the Greek messenger god. Hermes was believed to have wings attached to his feet. The wings helped him fly and deliver messages between the Greek deities in the heavens.
What Is the ALIA-250?
The ALIA-250 eVTOL will have a maximum range of 250 nautical miles (about 290 miles or 460 kilometers). Configured for tourists, the ALIA-250 can transport five passengers and a pilot. With a payload of 635 kilograms (about 1,400 lbs), the ALIA-250 can also transport cargo or medical supplies.
BETA Technologies expects the ALIA-250 to recharge its batteries in less than an hour. The company is in the process of developing the charging infrastructure needed for that.
Jaspal Jandu, LCI Aviations’s CEO, said, “We are embracing this new era of sustainable flight and BETA Technologies’ innovative approach makes them a natural and credible partner for LCI.”
Kyle Clark, BETA’s founder and CEO, added, “As a leading aircraft lessor with an established global track record, LCI has a strong pulse on what operators are looking for.”