FAA approval paves the way for sustainable, autonomous, and cost-effective agricultural solutions
Guardian Agriculture, a leading developer of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) systems for commercial-scale sustainable farming, has received the green light from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its aircraft nationwide. This historic approval positions Guardian Agriculture as the first commercially authorized eVTOL in the U.S., marking a turning point for American leadership in the fast-growing aerial crop protection market.
Solution for commercial agriculture
Guardian Agriculture’s eVTOL powered crop protection systems are designed to address the needs of commercial farmers, offering advantages for both the environment and growers’ bottom line. The Guardian SC1 platform is the only autonomous, electric, aerial crop protection system specifically designed for large-scale agriculture, offering comprehensive coverage comparable to traditional methods at competitive price points.
Transforming the farming
With over $100 million in customer orders, the Guardian SC1 is poised to revolutionize the agricultural industry. The FAA approval enables Guardian Agriculture to provide reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions that can change farming practices for the better.
Made in the U.S.A.
Guardian Agriculture proudly designs and manufactures its eVTOL systems entirely within the U.S., supporting national competitiveness, job creation, and ensuring national security.
The Guardian SC1: efficiency and precision
The SC1 efficiently covers 40 acres per hour with full-field crop protection, carrying 200-pound payloads and addressing various spray volume and application needs. Combining an autonomous aircraft, a ground station supercharger, and domestically stored data, the Guardian SC1 offers on-target application to fields when and where necessary.
Scaling operations across the country
With FAA approval, Guardian Agriculture expects to be the first eVTOL manufacturer with systems operating at scale across the U.S. and the first to generate thousands of hours of commercial flight time. Commercial operations are set to begin in California in the coming months, in support of its Wilbur-Ellis customer.