Astro Aeronautics

  • Passenger Drone Now ASTRO AA360

    Ft. Worth, Texas-based ASTRO Aerospace announced on May 8th that it had acquired Passenger Drone, which had made manned flights last year of its two-seat 16-propeller wingless eVTOL aircraft, now dubbed the AA360. [Note: the company renamed the aircraft "Elroy" in four months later.]

    In June, ASTRO announced that it had forged a partnership with composite manufacturer Paterson Composites: “Specializing in carbon fiber, Paterson Composites will...

  • Astro Aerospace Elroy

    Elroy (Formerly "Passenger Drone")
    Astro Aerospace
    Lewisville, Texas, USA

    The Astro Elroy was originally announced in July 2017 after autonomous flights had been conducted, under the company and vehicle name, "Passenger Drone" (see Astro’s Elroy Blasts Off, Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2018). According to the announcement, the aircraft commenced flight testing in early May 2017 and then spent several months...