NEWS COMMENTARY

U.S. Air Force opens up contract opportunity for promising eVTOL technologies

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March 18, 2020
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by Chad Goldberg
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The military's Agility Prime project has committed to accelerating technology development and adoption of aircraft that may provide novel utility and savings for government and commercial markets, specifically targeting companies with procurement and fielding potential in the next three years. This is the first type of government contract designation and eVTOL support that intends to offer development assistance and potential operational use cases prior to civil certification. While it does not alter our opinion that passenger-certified air taxi VTOLs remain unrealistic in the near future, this contract could improve development timelines and provide essential early revenue to companies that can support Air Force near-term use cases.

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