First Take, April 19, 2021

Technologies Alia electric vertical-­takeoff-and-landing aircraft
Credit: UPS
TECHNOLOGY UPS plans to purchase up to 150 Beta Technologies Alia electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft to augment package deliveries in small and midsize markets. Blade Urban Air Mobility has also struck a deal with Beta for up to 20 Alia air taxis. Slovenia’s Pipistrel is to develop a...

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