Aerwins Technologies, a Japanese company specialising in drones and eVTOL vehicles, will start trading on the US stock exchange next week.
The Linx P9 does not require a runway for take-off and landing, but its shape is different from most VTOLs and helicopters, so it will be able to carry more passengers.
Aviation in its current form is not sustainable. The emissions associated with it are staggeringly high compared to the number of people or goods it can carry. The only argument for large (passenger) transport planes is speed, and of course the lack of alternatives. However, the return of airships, which flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, could provide a sustainable and stylish answer to the latter challenge.
Humanity has always had a desire to fly, starting with hot air balloons in the 18th century and continuing with airships and planes. However, environmental concerns and fuel shortages have led some manufacturers to consider alternative methods of air travel. The Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet, produces a significant amount of carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution on long flights.
The Jetpack Aviation Speeder, one of the tiniest jets ever built, could soon receive its airworthiness certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration and become the first licensed powered airplane. The aircraft uses eight tiny but powerful jet engines to lift its pilots off the ground.
The Sky Cruise is essentially a huge vehicle designed for luxury, but it doesn’t travel on water or even in space, just in the air.