Flying High – Bringing the Revolutionary VA-1X Flagship Aircraft to Life

Here at Graphite Additive Manufacturing, we have worked closely with Vertical Aerospace to bring their VA-1X Flagship Aircraft to life.

Providing an unparalleled passenger experience, the VA-1X is designed to push the boundaries of travel, and is an all electric aircraft, able to carry up to five people (four passengers and a pilot), for up to 100 miles at a time. With cruise speeds of 150mph, it has the ability to convey passengers from London to Brighton in approximately 30 minutes, revolutionising the transport industry.

Graphic of a helicopter aircraft

Not only is the VA-1X an aerodynamically efficient form of transport, but its design sets it apart from the pollutive forms of transport that we are so used to today. The VA-1X achieves zero fumes or contaminants from combustion products, as well as emission free flying. Where possible, it is powered by renewable energy. This cleverly designed aircraft also achieves 30 times less noise pollution than comparable helicopter models.

The next steps for Vertical Aerospace are to begin building the aircraft, with all manufacturing to take place in the UK. The VA-1X is on track to start commercial flights in 2024.

At Graphite Additive Manufacturing, we are able to work to extremely strict deadlines, so no matter what the requirements, get in touch and we will do our utmost to reduce lead times and achieve your time frame – our specialist team of engineers get applications built that work first time.

Design Engineer at Vertical Aerospace, William, commented “I hope Vertical and Graphite AM can continue work together on future projects. Thank you for the help and excellent work.”

We look forward to working with the team at Vertical Aerospace in the future.

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