Alauda Aeronautics, creator of the high speed single-seater racing eVTOL that will be used in Airspeeder’s upcoming Grand Prix ‘flying car racing’ series, has officially established a manufacturing site for its racing aircraft.
In Adelaide, South Australia, a production facility for Alauda’s racing eVTOL aircraft will soon be built. For the location, Alauda has chosen the Australian Space Park, a new development pushed forward by the Australian government to further the country’s involvement in the growing aerospace industry. This ‘space manufacturing hub’ will be a manufacturing park dedicated to all kinds of aerospace companies and projects, and is largely co-funded by the Australian government itself.
Alauda and Airspeeder in recent months have grown ever closer to their goal of launching an all-electric eVTOL racing series, which it plans to launch in 2022. In doing so, the company means to push forward the boundaries of eVTOL technology, and promote its usefulness to the world through exhibited competition. Notably, Alauda’s team is made up of experts formerly from Ferrari, McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Boeing and Airbus.
Notably, the South Australian government hopes that the creation of the Space Park will demonstrate its commitment to growing space and eVTOL aerospace industry. Said Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia, “The creation of the Australian space park signals our commitment to the South Australian and Australian Space Sector by bridging the gap between research and development and prototyping to production at scale.”
When speaking about Alauda directly, Premier Marshall added, “Throughout history, the aviation and automotive sectors have evolved thanks to pioneering minds like Matt Pearson (founder of Alauda) and the talented team at Alauda. We are proud to say that the future is here today and it’s unfolding in South Australia.”
Why it’s important: The designation of facilities to mass produce Alauda’s racing eVTOLs marks a very significant step forward for the company. Just this year, Alauda began to unveil even more finalized versions of its aircraft, even showcasing a remotely-piloted drag race between two of its aircraft just last month. With this latest announcement, the company draws ever closer to its goal of beginning manned races in 2022.
Source // Airspeeder, Alauda Aeronautics