The Moya eVTOL, developed by Brazilian company Moya Aero, performed its first flight, marking the beginning of a flight testing phase that anticipates its entry into service in 2026.
On November 15th 2023, the sky over the SDA4 airfield on the outskirts of São José dos Campos-SP was the stage for an event that could transform the logistics scenario.
Alexandre Zaramela, CEO of Moya Aero and designer of the eVTOL, said; “Even though I have already experienced other first flights throughout my career, it is always a thrill to see the vehicle fly as planned.”
According to Zaramela, there is currently saturation in logistics systems and the Moya eVTOL has the potential to combine sustainability and solutions for different markets.
The Moya eVTOL was designed to enhance logistics services and solutions for agriculture, featuring a bold design that allows adaptations for different missions. With a payload capacity of 200kg and a range of 300km, the vehicle will not only contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions, it will also bring a significant decrease in operating costs when compared to traditional helicopters.
According to Moya Aero, the company has already secured several Letters of Intent (LOIs) to purchase more than 100 eVTOL units.
With the first successful flight, Moya Aero is now preparing for a series of rigorous tests during the certification phase, envisioning a horizon where Moya eVTOL will become essential in the positive transformation of the logistics sector in Brazil and beyond.