AMSL Aero’s Vertiia secures major order for zero-emission aircraft

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Australian aerospace company AMSL Aero has secured its first civil customer order for 20 Vertiia zero-emission vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

The order, placed by Aviation Logistics, includes a deposit for 10 Vertiia aircraft with an option for an additional 10.

Aviation Logistics, a prominent general aviation and regional airline group in Australia, plans to deploy the Vertiia aircraft for passenger services, aircraft charter, air freight, and aeromedical flights across its seven bases in Australia.

Max York, CEO of AMSL Aero, expressed excitement about the partnership, emphasising Vertiia’s potential to revolutionise air transport.

“We are honoured to have Aviation Logistics as a partner – with 50 years’ pedigree flying aircraft across Australia’s vast terrain and operating in three of our core target market segments: aeromedical, logistics and passenger transport. This deal catapults Vertiia from world-leading development aircraft to commercial reality,” York remarked.

Aviation Logistics Executive Directors Matthew Kline and Mark Wardrop see the deal as a significant step in the group’s fleet replacement and growth strategy, marking a substantial investment in sustainable air transport and positioning Aviation Logistics as a leader in the aviation sector.

“We are extremely excited by the opportunities that Vertiia will offer. We believe this aircraft is set to revolutionise the movement of people and freight across the country by providing greater access to air transport whilst opening up new market opportunities that currently do not exist,” said Kline.

“Today’s announcement is a sign of our commitment to the future development of sustainable air transport in Australia and represents a significant investment that will secure Aviation Logistics future as one of Australia’s leading aviation companies,” Kline added.

The agreement marks a major leap for AMSL Aero’s Vertiia, a hydrogen-powered VTOL designed for efficient, long-range, zero-emission flights with a range of up to 1,000km and cruising speeds of 300 kmh.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the aircraft could be in operation by 2027.