Horizon Aircraft’s latest research has revealed that some 36% of eVTOL professionals has predicted a dramatic increase in the level of consolidation in the eVTOL market over the next two years, and 51% think there will be a slight increase.
Brandon Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Horizon Aircraft said: “The eVTOL market is attracting huge amounts of investment, but this will increasingly focus on those concepts and companies that have commercially viable prototypes. With new funds, these companies will progress dramatically leaving the others to struggle, and in many cases close down.”
There are currently around 245 companies that have developed eVTOL concepts, but in five years, 60% of professionals working in the sector believe this number will be smaller. One in three (33%) predict there will be between 100 and 200 companies, and one in five (20%) think there will be fewer than 100. Some 7% believe there will be between 200 and 244 companies, but just 39% think there will be more than this.
The research was commissioned by Horizon Aircraft, the advanced aerospace engineering company that has developed the Cavorite X5, the world’s first eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing) that can fly the majority of its mission exactly like a normal aircraft.
There are currently around 407 eVTOL concepts globally, but 54% believe this number will be lower by 2026, with 36% predicting there will be fewer than 300.
On 18th February 2021, Astro Aerospace, a global leader in eVTOL aerial vehicles and drones, entered a binding agreement to acquire Horizon Aircraft Inc. The transaction is expected to close on or before the beginning of the 2nd Quarter pending customary closing conditions.
Astro, a pioneer in the eVTOL market, has developed one of the market’s safest and most efficient eVTOLs in the world. In 2018, the Company’s drone, ‘Elroy’, was one of the first to seamlessly fly with humans on board. Astro continually defies traditional aviation design, and the acquisition of Horizon will only push the Company further, with the ability to reach greater heights working in tandem with Horizon’s exceptional team.