Site Tour: Beta Technologies

Please join us in South Burlington on April 2, 2024, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm for a tour of Beta Technologies.

BETA Technologies, an electric aerospace company, opened its doors in October 2023 to a large-scale production facility at the Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport in Vermont, where it will manufacture and assemble its all-electric aircraft. Production has begun with the installation of assembly tooling and the initiation of various system production lines, marking a significant milestone along BETA’s path to delivering its all-electric aircraft, the ALIA CTOL and the ALIA VTOL, to military and commercial customers.

A photo of the Beta manufacturing facility from the exterior

A photo of the Beta manufacturing facility from above

The 188,500 sq ft production facility will ultimately be capable of producing up to 300 aircraft per year and it is expected to create hundreds of jobs. BETA is planning for a steady ramp up to maximum production rates and delivery to its diverse base of customers across cargo, medical, defense, and passenger industries. The new facility is equipped with 257 geothermal wells to provide energy for temperature control within the building, and nearly three acres of roof-mounted solar panels will soon be installed — contributing to a net-zero campus. The structural sub-base supports concrete foundations and is made by a glass aggregate made of 99% recycled glass and 1% binder, replacing nearly 100,000 cubic feet of styrofoam insulation.

A photo of a part being manufactured inside the Beta facility

A photo of the Beta manufacturing facility's opening showing an airplane and attendees

This facility signifies another phase of growth for BETA within the state of Vermont. With this opening, BETA’s production facility joins its other Vermont sites, including R&D headquarters and a Maintenance & Training hangar in South Burlington, pilot manufacturing facilities in Williston, and an Advanced Battery Research Center in St. Albans. The company also has locations in Plattsburgh, New York, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Canada, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Springfield, Ohio.