AirFlow launches electric short takeoff and landing “eSTOL” Aircraft.

(San Francisco, CA) June 10, 2020 – Airflow, an aerial logistics company building next-generation aircraft and services, is developing the first electric Short Take-Off and Landing
(eSTOL) aircraft designed for middle-mile logistics. Airflow’s aerial logistics network can move
short-haul cargo quickly and cost-effectively over traffic by utilizing the unused airspace around
cities. Five former Airbus Vahana team members, who have over 60 years of combined aerospace

started Airflow when they determined eSTOL aircraft could address the Urban Air
Mobility (UAM) market for one-third the operating cost of electric Vertical Take-Off and
Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. UAM is a transportation system using next-generation aircraft to
move cargo and people in and out of urban areas by air.

Airflow’s first eSTOL aircraft includes an electric propulsion system, single-pilot operations,
and the ability to carry 500 lbs of cargo. This aircraft is a relatively simple fixed-wing aircraft,
which dramatically reduces development and certification risk when compared with more
complex aircraft. From a certification standpoint, eSTOL aircraft are conventional aircraft with
new technology that is focused on enabling short-field capabilities. eSTOL aircraft can be
certified under standard Part 23 regulations, whereas eVTOL aircraft must be certified using a
more complicated and expensive process due to their more complex systems and potential failure

Images and quotes courtesy Airflow aero /Jessica Power