Toff Mobility, a Korean sustainable air mobility startup company headed by CEO Chanyoung Jung, has signed a contract to introduce the Velis electro electric aircraft from Pipistrel, certified by the European Aviation Administration (EASA) in June 2020.
The Velis electro was selected in 2020 as the ‘Plane of The Year’ by Plane & Pilot Magazine and is a proven airframe with several awards, including the AIAA Aircraft Design Award and Aviation Week Network’s business aviation division.
The Velis electro is a two-seater aircraft operated by two 24kWh batteries with dual cooling pumps, designed to operate independently if one fails while operating at the same time, enhancing safety.
The electric charger system from Eaton in Switzerland introduced along with the electric aircraft will be the first electric charger to be operated at an airport in Korea. The improvement of certification and system for domestic operation continues collaboration for future aviation mobility through cooperation with related organisations.
Jung announced the introduction of Velis electro aircraft saying: “We are happy to take the first step to becoming Asia’s best future air mobility company. With the introduction of the aircraft, Toff Mobility has begun research to verify and secure safety.
“Based on safety, we will make efforts to ensure that customers have the best experience. As the first mover that opens the era of electric aircraft in Korea, we plan to grow step by step through the accumulation of expertise and experience data on electric aircraft.”
Early last week, Toff Mobility said it would start tourism and logistic services via electric flight in Asia from next year.