AutoFlight Reveals Cutting-Edge High-Payload Advanced Air Mobility Firefighting Program and Showcases Fully Functional Prototype

AutoFlight, a global leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology, proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking high-payload firefighting program, unveiling a fully functional prototype set to transform the firefighting industry.

Designed with a remarkable maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of two metric tons, this cutting-edge firefighting model is engineered to efficiently carry a 400kg payload across distances of up to 200km, reaching impressive speeds exceeding 200km/h.

One of its standout features is its ability to transport four high-performance fire-extinguishing canisters, each weighing 100kg. These canisters boast the capacity to individually extinguish fires covering up to 200 sq/m. In a single payload, these four canisters join forces to collectively tackle fires spanning an impressive 800 sq/m.

This innovative firefighting model is an evolution of AutoFlight’s CarryAll, a versatile cargo eVTOL aircraft. The company anticipates achieving Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification for the CarryAll by early 2024.

Kellen Xie, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development at AutoFlight, expressed the revolutionary nature of this achievement: “Compared to existing firefighting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles available in the market, AutoFlight’s prototype has achieved significant breakthroughs in terms of load capacity, flight duration, coverage, flight efficiency, and firefighting effectiveness. The initial demonstrations with potential customers received very encouraging feedback. We will now enter discussions with clients and development partners to evolve the prototype into a product, including ground station and supporting systems.”

Mr. Xie also highlighted that these groundbreaking units are now available for joint development by firefighting organizations, with operations slated to commence in 2024. AutoFlight’s commitment to advancing the firefighting industry demonstrates its dedication to providing innovative solutions that can make a real impact when it comes to addressing fires and safeguarding communities.

AutoFlight continues to be at the forefront of eVTOL technology, pushing boundaries, and creating solutions that address the world’s most pressing challenges.

For more information, please visit AutoFlight’s website.

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