AMSL Aero is working on an all-electric eVTOL aircraft called the Vertiia, which would carry a pilot and five passengers or around 1,100 pounds of freight.
AMSL Aero is developing the Vertiia eVTOL aircraft to either carry up to four passengers or 500 kg (1,100 pounds) of cargo on flights of up to around 250 km (150 miles). In an air ambulance configuration, the vehicle's cabin could accommodate a patient and three medical personnel.
The tilt-wing design consists of eight sets of motors and propellers installed across a blown-wing structure that surrounds the main fuselage. Initially, AMSL is planning for an all-electric propulsion system with batteries, but it also has longer-term ambitions to develop a hydrogen-powered model that it says could have a range of up to 1,000 km (600 miles). The company intends for the Vertiia to be operated either autonomously or with a pilot on board.
In March 2022, the company reported that it had already started flying several sub-scale demonstrator versions of the Vertiia. It has yet to publish a detailed timeline for the program, but has said that it has begun discussions with Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority for what is set to be the country's first domestically-developed eVTOL design.
AMSL is a member of the Greenbird consortium of companies and organizations working to progress advanced air mobility in Australia.