Urban Air Mobility already has 200 eVTOL designs
The Vertical Flight Society just added the 200th eVTOL aircraft concept to its online World eVTOL Aircraft Directory, writes Nicolas Zart for CleanTechnica.com.
FAIRFAX, Va., - The Vertical Flight Society just added the 200th eVTOL aircraft concept to its online World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. It as been exciting watching the directory grow recently. Started in 2017, the directory aimed to become the world’s most “comprehensive compendium of electric and hybrid/electric-powered VTOL.” It tracks aircraft developed by aerospace companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors around the globe, according to Nicolas Zart for CleanTechnica.com. Continue reading original article
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
September 9, 2019-The electronic vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) urban air mobility sector has not been in short supply of designs and innovations as companies large and small try to cement themselves as leaders in the burgeoning field. The Vertical Flight Society, which was founded in 1943, has just cataloged the 200th design for the e-flyers that may someday soon shuttle passengers around our urban landscapes.
“The advent of distributed electric propulsion (DEP) has also led to radical new eVTOL aircraft configurations that don’t resemble traditional fixed-wing aircraft or rotorcraft and will provide developers with exciting new opportunities to radically reduce the operating cost, noise and complexity of vertical flight," said Mike Hirschberg, VFS Executive Director, to CleanTechnica.com.
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