Bristol-based Vertical Aerospace has built and flown the UK’s first full scale fully electric vertical take-off (eVTOL) and landing aircraft.

Vertical Aerospace’s unmanned technology demonstrator aircraft weighs 750kg and flew across Cotswold Airport in Kemble, Gloucestershire in June 2018 as part of the company’s flight test programme.

The company says it is building technology to revolutionise how people fly, with the ultimate aim of “making intercity air travel personal, on-demand and carbon free.”

According to reports, the Vertical Aerospace team hope to be  able to offer EVTOL services on certain intercity routes within four years.

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