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The future Electric vertical Take-Off and Landing aircrafts

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport/Aviation News/February 28, 2024 ( In the upcoming years the electric vertical take-off and landing industry is expected to growth in a big scale. Many companies will have eVTOL aircrafts in the skies, and by 2025 we will see the eVTOL next generation aircraft all over the world.

What is eVTOL?

An electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is a variety of VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft that uses electric power to hover, take off, and land vertically. This technology came about thanks to major advances in electric propulsion (motors, batteries, fuel cells, electronic controllers) and the emerging need for new aerial vehicles for urban air mobility.

Flying taxis

The UAE has sought to become a leader in smart transport systems as part of its efforts to promote and integrate sustainability. "As early as 2025 and as late as 2026, you will see eVTOLs flying around Abu Dhabi [and] Dubai ... trips that used to take 60 to 90 minutes on the ground, we can fly you in 10 minutes.

California-based Archer first teamed up with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office in October, with plans at that time to start all-electric air taxi operations in the Emirates in 2026.

Companies hitting the skies by 2025.

Volocopter VoloCity

Volocopter is a two-seat eVTOL that uses 18 rotors to propel the air taxi up to 22 miles. The German company plans to launch commercial services in Paris in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics in that city. No certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at this time but they are expecting to get certification.

Ehang EH216

EHang is seeking certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to begin commercial operations by 2025. The aircraft is monitored by a control center on the ground which can take over in order to land it in an emergency. It has a range of 21 miles and a top speed of 80 mph.

Vertical Aerospace VX4

The UK eVTOL can carry four passengers and one pilot in “near-silent” flight with a range of up to 100 miles and a cruise speed of 150 mph. The company partners are Honeywell and Rolls-Royce.

Lilium Jet

Lilium is taking orders for its $10-million Lilium Pioneer Edition, which it expects to launch following certification by the end of 2025. The jet can seat up to six passengers and their suitcases.

Archer Midnight

The company is working towards FAA certification in 2024 and expects to begin deliveries in 2025. United Airlines has placed a $10-million deposit for 100 of the eVTOL. The Archer Midnight can carry up to four passengers plus a pilot for a 1,000-pound payload. The eVTOL can travel up to 100 miles at a top speed of 150 mph, shortening a 90-minute ground trip to a 10-minute flight, at a cruising altitude of 2,000 feet.

Another California VTOL maker, Odys Aviation, this month said it expected VTOLs in GCC skies by 2028.

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