In the realm of aerospace innovation, AMSL Aero, a Sydney-based startup, is making waves with its pioneering project – the world’s first hydrogen-powered electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Recently securing a substantial $5.43 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the company, spearheaded by the dynamic husband-and-wife duo Andrew Moore and Siobhan Lyndon since its establishment in 2017, is poised to transform regional air transport in Australia.
Vertiia, boasting eight tilting wings and rotors, merges helicopter take-off and landing capabilities. Its adaptability suits emergency services, air ambulance missions, freight, and passenger transport. With a capacity for five people, Vertiia operates on-demand between regional locations.
AMSL Aero aims to commercially launch the hydrogen-powered Vertiia by 2026. This timeline aligns with their vision to revolutionize regional air transport sustainably. Integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology signifies a pivotal step towards eco-friendly aviation, marking a milestone in this innovative development.