Xwing introduces pilotless plane technology for short-distance air transportation

Xwing has announced the debut of its passenger-carrying autonomous flight in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the company said.

After operating in stealth for the last four years, Xwing is announcing its regional operations model, focused on distances within a 500-mile range.

The company has obtained a Part 135 Air Carrier certificate and will look to start commercial cargo flight operations in the coming months. Xwing expects to deploy its technology to market more quickly by operating its own fleet, but is open to future partnership and licensing opportunities with other operators to make the technology more widely available.