Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) has signed an agreement with Mail Management Services (MMS) to deliver eVTOL aircraft to transport United States Postal Service (USPS) payloads between cities, airports and suburbs.
Mail Management Services has begun a journey towards fleet electrification with infrastructure projects at their owned facilities, in Nebraska, Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, and Colorado. Its expected MMS will introduce electric delivery vehicles in the latter part of 2023 and continue to add to the fleet with current plans through 2025.
With a pure electric model, ASX can move up to 1000 pounds over 150 miles, and 2000 pounds 75 miles. The hybrid ASX Sigma-6 will transport up to 1000 pounds 760 miles, and 2000 pounds 380 miles. The ASX Sigma-6 eVTOL is believed to be the most flexible platform on the market that minimizes failure modes and reduces development and manufacturing costs. The design is said to be the only multi-modal vehicle in development.
John Pool, COO of Mail Management Services, said: “We are committed to de-carbonization and improving performance for our customers. Traffic congestion is an inefficient use of time, fuel and resources for our customers. By elevating our vehicles above the roadways, we will dramatically enhance performance and reduce carbon emissions.”
ASX CEO and Founder Jon Rimanelli, commented: “Mail Management’s business is a perfect fit with ASX and Sigma-6. Their mission to modernize, decarbonize and electrify the logistics structure within our domestic delivery system is seeking exactly what we provide – lower emissions, more efficient and more accessible transport. We built the Sigma-6 to elevate and diffuse traffic for all uses – passenger, cargo and emergency management. We are proud and excited to work with a company that shares our goals and values.”