GOL To Launch Network of 250 eVTOL Aircraft in Brazil
Grupo Comporte is providing the investment capital required for the project, and will engage GOL's aviation expertise to develop the flight network using VA-X4 eVTOL aircraft. Created by the British enterprise
The agreement with Avolon and Grupo Comporte is also part of GOL's commercial strategy to invest strategically in the regional air transportation market, opening up new routes to underserved domestic markets. It follows an announcement in
A new fleet for a new era of air travel and more connectivity.
GOL currently operates a fleet of 127 Boeing 737 aircraft and pre-pandemic transported over 37 million passengers per year. The Company plans to transition 75% of its fleet to the more efficient 737-MAX aircraft by 2030, which reduce carbon emissions by 16%. Together, the adoption of the Boeing MAX, eVTOL aircraft, and other innovations including the use of biofuels, will form key components in GOL's strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. More information about the Company's commitments to sustainability and ESG goals can be found on its investor relations website: www.voegol.com.br/ir.
The VA-X4 can carry up to four passengers and one pilot, with a range of 160 km (100 miles) and a maximum speed of 320 km/h (200 mph). The eVTOL aircraft also produces 100 times less noise than a cruising helicopter, and 30 times less on takeoff and landing. Vertical used the know-how of renowned and experienced partners and suppliers in aerospace manufacturing, including Honeywell, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce and Solvay, to develop advanced flight controls, information technology, electric engines, and state-of-the-art industrial technology in its VA-X4 aircraft.
The first step of the new partnership is to carry out a feasibility study, including aircraft certification and analysis of the infrastructure needed to operate this aircraft with ANAC (
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About VA-X4 eVTOL Aircraft
The VA-X4 is a piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and with zero carbon emission. The VA-X4 will be able to travel at over 320 km/h, with a range of 160 km and capacity for carrying four passengers and one pilot. The aircraft takes off vertically, allowing it to operate in and out of cities and other confined locations. The VA-X4 is 100 times quieter and safer than a helicopter, and is being certified to the highest global standards, giving access to the international market. For further information, visit www.vertical-aerospace.com/va-x4.
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