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DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

  DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF                                                                                                          By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane MAKING NEW AVIATION HISTORY - FLYING ELECTRIC                                             Source:  Beta Technologies Sirius XM founder & serial entrepreneur Martine Rothblatt has brought to life her vision of sustainable flying with Beta Technologies & electric plane Alia Alia is an eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff & landing vehicle) that takes off, lands & hovers like a helicopter but with zero  emissions Founded a few years ago in Burlington Vermont, Beta is run by Alia creator, Harvard educated engineer Kyle Clark who created Alia at Rothblatt's challenge to the aviation world Beta has raised more than $800 million in investment money, is readying to go into production & expects FAA certification by 2024 First usage is likely to be for short haul cargo transport Maximum range is 250 na