Vola­tus Infra­struc­ture has signed a mem­o­ran­dum of under­stand­ing (MOU) with South Kore­an eVTOL vehi­cle man­u­fac­tur­er Plana to work togeth­er on ver­ti­port devel­op­ment and inte­gra­tion of eVTOL oper­a­tions to strength­en the advanced air mobil­i­ty indus­try.

“The only way the eVTOL indus­try is going to suc­ceed is through col­lab­o­ra­tion and work­ing togeth­er,” said Grant Fisk, Vola­tus Infra­struc­ture co-founder.

“When you find anoth­er com­pa­ny that shares your core philoso­phies like Plana shares our phi­los­o­phy of acces­si­bil­i­ty, you know it’s going to be a suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship.”

Plana CEO Braden Kim con­tin­ued: “It is quite a mean­ing­ful moment for Plana to sign a MOU with Vola­tus, which offers a top-class eVTOL infra­struc­ture, and to for­mu­late an ecosys­tem to accel­er­ate the real­i­sa­tion of advanced air mobil­i­ty in our lives.”

Found­ed in July 2021, Plana focus­es on hybrid pow­er­train sys­tems with a dif­fer­en­ti­at­ed mar­ket strat­e­gy, and its VTOL air­craft can car­ry up to six pas­sen­gers with one pilot at a cruis­ing speed of 190 mph with range of more than 310 miles.

Plana plans to fin­ish the eVTOL sub­scale flight test this year, and to launch a branch office in the US for clos­er com­mu­ni­ca­tion start­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process with the FAA, and to par­tic­i­pate in the Kore­an Grand Chal­lenge UAM demon­stra­tion project organ­ised by Korea Min­istry of Land, Infra­struc­ture and Trans­port (MOLIT).

Found­ed in 2021, Vola­tus Infra­struc­ture con­nects com­mu­ni­ties to the future with best-
in-class eVTOL infra­struc­ture tech­nol­o­gy, offer­ing three main eVTOL infra­struc­ture designs, a vehi­cle-agnos­tic charg­ing sta­tion, an app and main­te­nance pro­grammes.

Last month, Vola­tus Infra­struc­ture signed an agree­ment with Belle­fonte Air­port in Penn­syl­va­nia to build a pub­lic use FAA com­pli­ant eVTOL ver­ti­port with up to eight land­ing pads, includ­ing a charg­ing sta­tion at each pad.

In Novem­ber 2022, evtolinsights.com pub­lished sev­er­al arti­cles about the new Plana 7‑seater hybrid eVTOL Air­craft.