Kitty Hawk may have flown its last flight
Kitty Hawk, the electric aviation startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is shutting down. The company said in a tweet and a LinkedIn post that it was winding down operations. “We’re still working on the details of what’s next”, the posts on social media read.
Their first test flight had launched in 2018 with an electric VTOL named Cora. At the time, the fledgling company had the backing of the government of New Zealand, which then bloomed into a cooperation agreement with Air New Zealand later that year. Early this year, Kitty Hawk managed to gain investment from Boeing, which makes the announcement surprising, as the Airline company should have enough cash to keep the company afloat, and Kitty Hawk had been working on the sixth generation of their eVTOL