The prototype is all electric and powered by a electric propulsion engine that was developed by Boeing’s own Chicago based research lab.
The prototype is reported to be able to carry 500 pounds of cargo at a time. The aircraft also takes off and lands vertically so large airstrips are not required for travel.
This announcement came off the tail of Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens announcing their co-developed hybrid electric engine in November.
"This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step in our Boeing eVTOL strategy," said Greg Hyslop, Boeing's Chief Technology Officer . "We have an opportunity to really change air travel and transport, and we'll look back on this day as a major step in that journey."
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