ARC readies half-scale E-STARLING for September Maiden Sortie

UK start-up ARC Aerosystems(Formally Samad Aerospace) is preparing a 50% scale model of its e-Starling hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for flight testing in early September, the next major milestone in the development of the six-seat composite air taxi, which is scheduled for certification and service entry in 2025.

News source: FlightGlobal

Kevalya Sheth

Kevalya is an innovative aerospace engineer passionate about unmanned aerial systems, and sustainable civil aviation. He holds a Master’s in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University and a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he gained experience in UAV design and aerodynamic analysis. Kevalya has over two years of experience at NewSpace Research and Technologies (Bengaluru, India), contributing to UAV design, testing, and AI integration for swarm drone operations. He played a key role in the first tandem wing UAV in India. With experience in aircraft design, structural analysis, aerodynamics, and flight testing, Kevalya brings valuable skills in cutting-edge aerospace projects involving unmanned systems and sustainable aviation.