Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL)
BLADE Urban Air Mobility is a technology-powered, short-distance aviation company committed to reducing travel friction by enabling cost-effective air transportation alternatives to some of the most congested ground routes in the U.S. and abroad.
No company flies more people in and out of city centers than BLADE.
Our goal is to make aviation more accessible by preparing for the adoption of eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing). Quiet, carbon-neutral and cost-effective electric aircraft are currently being developed and flown by our investors and partners today.
Electric motors allow an aircraft to land like a helicopter, cruise like a plane, quietly. Quiet is a key innovation of eVTOL. Reducing noise, emissions, and cost will help bring urban air mobility to more people in more places.
Countries like New Zealand, Singapore, China and the United Arab Emirates have already started testing experimental eVTOL designs. The first production certified eVTOLs will be piloted to start but will eventually transition to autonomous operations. These aircraft will coexist with other helicopters and heliports, making moving goods more efficient and commutes shorter.
Advancements in computer-aided fly-by-wire control and highly redundant distributed electric propulsion make eVTOL aircraft safer to fly. Manufacturers like Airbus, Boeing, Lilium and Joby Aviation are all actively developing electric aircraft. BLADE hopes to be the first and largest U.S. company to fly cargo and passengers using eVTOL technology.
BLADE is an integral part of this urban mobility revolution and we invite you to fly the future today.