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Opener Rebrands as Pivotal, Unveils New Aircraft

Opener, an eVTOL aircraft developer, recently launched Helix, its first scalable production vehicle, and unveiled its new identity. Now named Pivotal, this step represents the company’s transition to becoming a product-delivering entity serving the needs of customers in multiple segments. Pivotal is known for the BlackFly, the first eVTOL of its kind to be sold and delivered to customers.
“With Helix, we become the leading manufacturer of light eVTOL aircraft. Helix presents the next iteration of over 10 years of innovating, testing, and delivering on the promise to give individuals access to small yet mighty aircraft. Pivotal reflects our mission to transform movement with the power of flight,” said Ken Karklin, CEO, Pivotal. “The new identity shows the versatility of our system architecture and encapsulates both the exhilaration and utility of flight.”
The base price for a Helix aircraft is US$190,000. Beginning on January 9, 2024, Pivotal customers will be able to place orders with a deposit of 25 per cent of the purchase price. First customer shipments commence on June 10, 2024. Based on delivery timing, customers will be able to select their training dates. Pricing for options and accessories will be rolled out as they become available.

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