Boeing Next Tests Future eVTOL Air Mobility Concepts
Boeing’s Next division is conducting test flights of electrically-powered, autonomously controlled aircraft being developed for both passenger and cargo transportation as part of an effort that it believes could transform mobility over the next decade.
In January 2019, Boeing started flying its passenger air vehicle outdoors, and in May this aircraft was joined by a cargo air vehicle. In its current design, the passenger air vehicle can carry two people up to 50 miles, and Boeing is considering a model that would carry four people. The cargo air vehicle, which had conducted several indoor flights starting in 2018, can carry a payload of up to 500 pounds.