Vertical Aerospace has announced a partnership with Babcock International to explore new applications for its VX4 eVTOL aircraft.

The VX4 has proven demand in the passenger transportation markets from established airline customers including Virgin Atlantic, aircraft lessors such as Avolon, and helicopter and tourism operators such as Bristow and Iberojet.

With the announcement, Vertical and Babcock will set up a joint working group to explore how to use the VX4 in new applications such as aerial EMS and cargo transportation.

The piloted zero operating emissions four-passenger VX4 is projected to be capable of travelling distances over 100 miles, achieving top speeds of over 200mph, while producing minimal noise and having a low cost per passenger mile.

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