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Quantum XYZ selects SureFly octocopters

4th December 2018 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Workhorse Group has received a pre-order from Quantum XYZ for its SureFly personal electric octocopters, the company announced on 29 November.

SureFly is a personal helicopter/eVTOL aircraft. The aircraft features an octocopter design, with eight independent motors each driving a single carbon fiber propeller, a backup battery power system and a ballistic parachute to safely land in the event of emergency. It has a two-person, 400lb payload capacity and a flight range of approximately 70 miles.

Quantum XYZ plans to use the SureFlys for air taxi services in Los Angeles.

Tony Thompson, president of Quantum XYZ, said: ‘The SureFly is an American-made eVTOL currently pursuing FAA Type Certification with a smart design that emphasises safety, all of which is important to us.

‘Quantum XYZ plans to submit its application to become a FAA certified urban VTOL air carrier. Once SureFly receives FAA Type Certification, we feel that together, Quantum and SureFly will be in a position to bring the first urban VTOL air service to market.’

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