Boeing unveils new unmanned cargo air vehicle prototype
Boeing has unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that is designed to transport a payload of up to 500 pounds.
In a statement issued yesterday (10 January), Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop said: “This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step in our Boeing eVTOL strategy.
“We have an opportunity to really change air travel and transport, and we’ll look back on this day as a major step in that journey.”
The CAV prototype has successfully completed initial flight tests at Boeing Research & Technology’s Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri.
“Our new CAV prototype builds on Boeing’s existing unmanned systems capabilities and presents new possibilities for autonomous cargo delivery, logistics and other transportation applications,” added Steve Nordlund, Boeing HorizonX vice president.