An inside look at Overair’s Optimum Speed Propulsion System
The core of Butterfly’s unique performance advantages
Mobile propulsion testing: This is Butterfly’s full-scale propulsion testbed, sitting on a 50,000-pound truck. Much like a wind tunnel, we use a mobile testbed to simulate real-world conditions of Butterfly’s future flights.
Perfecting our propulsion system early on in Butterfly’s development is the most efficient path to commercialization. Through this testing, we’re able to verify our design choices for FAA certification and prepare Butterfly for production.
As the heart of Butterfly’s design, and by far the most challenging aspect of Butterfly’s development, this propulsion testing is a tremendous milestone for the Overair team. With this achievement, Overair is poised to certify and commercialize Butterfly during the mid-2020s.