Beta Technologies is about to revolutionize modern aviation with their fully electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft: ALIA 250. Based in Burlington (VT), Beta aims to develop a vehicle capable of flying over 250 NM on a single charge. Although suitable for numerous applications and end markets, the aircraft is currently being developed with United Therapeutics as its launch customer. Beta intends to develop a vehicle capable to deliver organs across hospitals and transplant centers as soon as 2026.
In the early phase of this program, Optis was called to collaborate with Beta Technologies to study how an eVTOL could meet the challenging mission requirements.