• Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

Vertical Aerospace says American Air has confirmed delivery slots for first 50 VX4 zero-emissions aircraft

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Shares of Vertical Aerospace Ltd.
EVTL,
-1.36%
,
a company specializing in zero-emissions aviation, said Friday that American Airlines
AAL,
-0.42%

has confirmed delivery slots for the first 50 VX4 aircraft of an initial pre-order of up to 250 aircraft, with an option for up to 100 more. “The commitment to pay pre-delivery payments and confirmation of slot reservations for the first 50 aircraft is believed to be the first of its kind for a major airline in the eVTOL industry, and it marks a significant milestone in the partnership between American and Vertical,” the company said in a statement. Vertical Aerospace went public in 2021 via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition corporation, raising the funding needed to get its five-seat VX4 air taxi certified. The VXR can fly four passengers and a pilot more than 100 miles with zero emissions and minimal noise. Shares jumped 10% premarket on the news, but are down 57% in the year to date, while the S&P 500
SPX,
-0.30%

has fallen 20%.



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