Alia’s First Deployment with the Department of Defense Was a Success | eVTOL

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Beta Technologies’ electric aircraft Alia and dedicated charging station were part of a pioneering three-month deployment with the 413th Flight Test Squadron at Duke Field, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB).

It’s no secret that the US military is exploring various emission-free alternatives for its key logistic operations, which include eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing). A complex program that included experimental operations and training was recently concluded at AFB, with promising results – it looks like all-electric aircraft such as Alia could be a better alternative to standard military transport aircraft in terms of performance and overall resources (including energy cost per flight).

It was Beta Technologies’ first deployment with the DoD and the culmination of a collaboration that started back in 2020 when Beta first enrolled in the AFWERX Agility Prime Program….

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