According to their website, Cora is a fixed-wing craft powered by 12 independent lift fans, which enable it to take off and land vertically like a helicopter. Therefore, Cora has no need for a runway.
Its current range is about 62 miles (100 kilometres) and speeds up to about 110 mph (180 kph). They are currently testing it under the Kitty Hawk name in the US and Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand. I didn't see the load weight specs anywhere.
Bonus video: here's another prototype they dubbed the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a tethered craft.
• Meet Cora (YouTube / Kitty Hawk)
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