Moya Aero and Helisul Aviation sign LoI to buy 50 Moya eVTOLs


Moya Aero and Helisul Aviation have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to purchase 50 Moya eVTOL aircraft.

The LoI forms part of a strategic partnership to develop logistical operations with high-capacity remotely piloted aircraft. Moya’s eVTOL is an autonomous cargo drone, all-electric, with a payload capacity of 200kg and a range of 110km. Helisul is an aviation company has one of the largest helicopter fleets in Latin America, with over 50 aircraft. Its offshoot Helisul Drones operates in highly specialised operations segments.

Although the financial details of the deal have not been released as yet, Moya confirmed to Revolution.Aero it will be taking pre-delivery payments for the aircraft ahead of first deliveries in 2026.

Humberto Biesuz, Helisul’s executive superintendent, said: “We believe the Moya eVTOL will revolutionize freight transportation with greater agility and productivity. Moya’s high load capacity and flight range are perfect for this type of mission. Not to mention that it is a clean flight, with zero carbon emissions.”

Moya’s prototype will fly by the end of 2023. Alexandre Zaramela, CEO of Moya Aero said: “We designed the Moya eVTOL to meet a wide spectrum of logistics and agriculture uses. We aim to offer efficient cargo transportation with better economics and sustainable operation. It is the first vehicle developed in Latin America and a new means of logistics transportation.”

Lucas Fontoura, Head of the UAS Division at Helisul Drones added: “The Moya eVTOL perfectly complements our drone fleet strategy, operating at a unique payload and range level. In addition, we are development partners, collaborating from the operator’s point of view.”