Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) company Overair has hired Dr Valerie Manning, currently the senior vice president of training and flight operation services at Airbus, as its chief commercial officer.

The appointment comes as the organisation prepares to launch its all-electric prototype in the second half of 2023.

“I’m so excited to join the Overair team and to address the challenge of building the company and bringing its business ambitions to fruition,” said Dr Manning.

“I chose Overair due to its state-of-the-art technology, innovative and inclusive spirit, and deep commitment to advancing sustainable aviation through eVTOL.”

$145 million from Hanwha Systems

In June, Overair announced funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies.

Hanwha’s continued investment in Overair not only fuels the ongoing development of Butterfly but will also allow Overair to lay the groundwork for commercialising their mobility technology.

In addition to their investment, Hanwha will also provide electric motors and battery packs for Overair’s prototypes, as the two companies expand their R&D co-operation.
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