Manufacturer Moya Aero and Fototerra signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire 10 Moya eVTOL for application in digital aerial photogrammetry, hyperspectral digital aero photogrammetry, LiDAR Surveys and Environmental Observation.
Moya Aero was only recently founded in 2020 by Zaramela and Renata Paolillo as a spin-off of Brazil’s leading aeronautical engineering, research, and aircraft development entity, ACS Aviation. However, the company has made quick strides in its technological development via participation in the Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator powered by JP Morgan. Fototerra, also Brazil-based, offers various services and products linked to generating images that allow cartographic surveys, among others.
To perform the intended use, the Moya eVTOL will receive specific equipment for capturing images, demonstrating its versatility in application. “We designed out Moya eVTOL for different missions. We can adapt the vehicle to attend various segments,” said Alexandre Zaramela, CEO of Moya Aero.
The two companies have in common the search for new technologies. Fototerra is also a Brazilian company that offers various services and products linked to generating images that allow cartographic surveys, among others.
“Since its foundation, Fototerra is always ahead of its time, implementing new technologies. Moya eVTOL is an essential step towards improving our service provision.” The Moya eVTOL is expected to begin operations in 2026.
Earlier in 2023, Moya Aero made multiple announcements of additional purchase orders for its eVTOL. Namely, N2 Infrastructure Technologies signed a LOI to order 4 aircraft and Helisul Aviation signed a LOI for up to 50 aircraft.
Why it’s important: Like many other companies in the eVTOL space, Moya is exploring the potential of these aircraft for various applications, especially in addressing future transportation needs with a focus on environmental sustainability. The success of Moya Aero would have a ripple effect, impacting the technological, economic, environmental, and regulatory aspects of the aerial mobility industry. It could pave the way for a future where aerial transportation is more accessible, efficient, and environmentally friendly.