MACAU, May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerofugia, a leading Chinese electric aviation company under Geely, revealed its AE200 flying car at the BEYOND International Science and Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo) on May 10. Dr. Guo Liang, CEO and Chief Scientist of Aerofugia, attended the event and delivered a speech.
As a groundbreaking urban air mobility (AAM) solution, the AE200 offers notable safety and cleanliness features and is economically viable. It has garnered strong support from governments worldwide and is poised to serve the diverse travel demands within and between cities in the future. Aerofugia, which is at the forefront of China's electric aviation industry, possesses exceptional capabilities in aircraft development, system integration and civil aviation certification experience.
In August 2022, Aerofugia showcased its full-scale electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology and received the first acceptance notification for the qualification of manned eVTOL models in China in November. Now, Aerofugia's independently developed AE200 has completed its maiden flight and initiated the qualification process under the guidance of regulatory authorities. It made its debut at the BEYOND Expo 2023 in Macao.
The Aerofugia AE200 is a 5-6 seat tilt-rotor pure eVTOL aircraft/flying car that adheres to stringent development and airworthiness standards. It is designed to meet the demands of zero-emission, low-noise and high-frequency commercial operations within urban clusters and between cities, with increased payload capacity and range. The AE200 consistently upholds design requirements for high performance, safety and comfort, advancing practical implementation of smart three-dimensional urban transportation scenarios.
Dr. Guo emphasized Aerofugia's commitment to integrating technological innovation with practical applications to provide people with safer, more efficient and more comfortable travel experience. The AE200 will offer more choices and better solutions for the rapid development of urban air mobility. Aerofugia will also continue to drive the advancement of AAM, innovate constantly and bring greater benefits to people's lives.