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ARC Aerosystems (Formerly SAMAD Aerospace) completes test flight of half-scaled e-Starling demonstrator
SAMAD aerospace has conducted the first flight test of a half-scaled prototype of its e-Starling business aircraft, representing a key milestone as the company looks to commercialise the world’s first eVTOL hybrid model.
Cranfield based UK technology startup, Samad Aerospace, has reached a major milestone with the successful conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) flight test of the company’s 50% scale fully electric aircraft, the Starling, moving towards vertical take-off and landing (VTOL).
Samad Aerospace’s Starling programme has celebrated a milestone with the first successful take off and landing of its half scale fully electric aircraft.
The successful test flight will pave the path to commercialisation for the e-VTOL hybrid aircraft. Samad CEO, Dr Seyed Mohammad Mohseni, praised his team’s resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, attributing this latest success to their “striking and unparalleled dedication during unprecedented times.”