Kitty Hawk becomes the fourth eVTOL aircraft manufacturing company approved by the U.S. Air Force

Kitty Hawk’s “Kitty Hawk” electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft recently obtained military airworthiness approval through the US Air Force’s “Agile First” program, becoming the fourth company to obtain this approval. The first three are Joby Aviation, Beta Technologies and Lift Aircraft.

Kitty Hawk conducted a demonstration flight of the "Kitty Hawk" aircraft to the U.S. Army's "Agile First" project team in May this year, mainly simulating medical evacuation and logistics exercises, as well as fully autonomous remote driving tests. Colonel Nathan Diller, director of the US Army’s AFWERX Prime program, said that military airworthiness approval means that the US Air Force will provide Kitty Hawk with test flight costs to ensure follow-up research and civil aviation certification.

FlyDragon FD-180P eVTOL for delivery


Body length:    3.35m

Wingspan:        6.5m

Maximum takeoff weight:       180kg

Maximum payload: 40kg

Endurance:       8h~10h

Flight radius:    300-500km

(depending on the amount of oil loaded)

Maximum control distance:    Remote control (manual control): 1km

Ground station control (depending on the distance of the digital transmission): 30km standard

Maximum speed:     130km/h

Cruising speed:        100-120km/h

Maximum oil load:   40L

Lift limit: 5000m

Maximum wind resistance: 12m/s(6 level winds)

Use environment:    -10℃+45℃; anti-light rain

Vertical takeoff and landing: 32*8000mAh-6S Li battery

Takeoff and landing mode: Vertical takeoff and landing