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.