As Flying Car Hub, Greater Dayton Hopes Business Soars

Business at the Springfield Beckley Airport is taking off with a growing list of electric flying car companies signed on to test their aircraft. Area business leaders hope to keep the money flowing with hopes of attracting other businesses to manufacture and service the flying cars.

Thanks to efforts by the Air Force to jumpstart testing on eVTOLS (electric vehicle take-off and landing) in Springfield, as WVXU reported in December, at least four companies are establishing operations at the Springfield Beckley Airport.

  • Beta Technologies, based in Vermont, has been awarded air worthiness approval by the Air Force’s Agility Prime program. eVTOLinsights.com reports, “under this contract, the Air Force will have access to the only manned, 7,000-pound class all-electric aircraft known to be flying in the world today.”
  • Joby Aviation, based in California, is the top-ranked eVTOL aircraft manufacturer in the world. It just went public and is valued at $6.6…

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