Jeff Cross, director of business development for aerospace at Toray, added, “It is an honor for Toray to partner with Overair on this endeavor and provide the Butterfly a unique performance advantage with our 3960 prepreg system.” Mr. Cross continued, “We’re excited for the future as Overair proceeds with full-scale development and testing. The proven performance of our materials gives me confidence that we can help achieve Overair’s objective of producing the safest, most efficient, and reliable eVTOL aircraft.”

The Butterfly will feature a 100+ mile range with a cruise speed of up to 200 miles per hour and zero emissions from its fully electric powertrain. Safety testing indicates no single-point failures.

The Butterfly is expected to take flight in 2023.