The Autonomous Pod Transport 70 is part of an electrical vertical take off (eVTOL) family of drones under development by Bell. APT 70 can reach over 100 mph / 161 km/h and has a baseline payload of 70 lbs / 32 kgs. First flew on August 2019.
By December 2020 the APT flight test program has completed over 300 flights including a 49 kgs / 110 lbs of payload over an 12 km / 8-mile route
11-Feb-22 - Bell partnership with Hillwood and Northwest Independent School District (NISD) for demonstration of ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) flight for its NASA Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) project #NASA
01-Oct-20 - Bell Autonomous Pod Transport APT 70 drone completes NASA’s systems integration and operationalization demo flights to demonstrate safety and utility of unmanned aircraft for future commercial uses #NASA