Australia eVTOL company Ace VTOL has announced a historic $250m order for its flagship GT Slipstream aircraft from US eVTOL retailer Aeroauto.

This first-of-its-kind partnership agreement signals a commitment from Aeroauto to take delivery of a minimum of 100 GT aircraft by the end of 2040.

Brett Northey, CEO of Ace VTOL, commented, “Aeroauto is a perfect partner for Ace VTOL; they have proven their ability to sell and service eVTOL vehicles with the highest levels of professionalism. As a company in the emerging eVTOL space, we’re always looking for partners that share our commitment to safety, service and sustainability and we couldn’t be happier to be working with Sean [Borman, CEO of Aeroauto] and his highly competent team to bring eVTOLs to the personal transportation market.”

The GT Slipstream is a two-seater flying ‘muscle’ car that will reach speeds of up to 270 mph and will fly up to 300 miles on a single charge. The GT features a patented propulsion system, powered by four next-generation Arc Reaction Engines, and is able to transition from precision low speed flight to high speed A to B flight with the push of a button.

The GT is designed to deliver the highest levels of safety, comfort and autonomy thanks to its sophisticated sensors, software, and systems. The aircraft is available in 10 retro colours and is scheduled for market entry in the USA as early as 2027, with the Ace VTOL team already in conversation with the FAA on certification pathways.

Air taxi

Aeroauto will further invest in Ace VTOL with a commitment to support the launch of Ace’s air taxi variant, Trinity. Featuring a multifunction airframe, high-performance engine, and advanced flight management, the Trinity eVTOL offers efficiency, flexibility, and eco-friendly remote-piloted transportation for up to five passengers or one metric tonne of cargo and is the first eVTOL to accommodate wheelchair passengers. The Trinity is designed to revolutionize personal and commercial transportation in the new era of eVTOL aviation and is targeted for entry into service in the United States by 2028.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ace VTOL, a company that shares our vision of making flying cars accessible and affordable for everyone,” said Sean Borman, CEO of Aeroauto. “The GT and the Trinity are remarkable vehicles that will change how people travel and live. We are confident that our customers will love them as much as we do.”

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