Beta Technologies is reportedly the first company to have conducted a drop test to evaluate the safety of flying with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and to assess the performance of the battery in the event of a crash.
VoloCity takes passengers around the city, first in Paris and then around the world. Volocopter’s eVTOL for passenger transport, VoloCity, is one of the company’s aircraft being developed to reform air transport, alongside the VoloDrone for parcel transport, the VoloConnect for longer distances and the VoloIQ, the infrastructure underpinning the VoloCity, which will serve as the system’s brain.
In the UK’s Lake District National Park, an average of 15-20 leg or hand-break incidents occur every week, and these will soon be handled by paramedics in Gravity Industries Jet Suits.
Embraer, Embraer’s main engine supplier, will also start experiments similar to those of Airbus, with the Brazilian manufacturer also starting scientific testing of flights using only sustainable kerosene.
The machine’s shape means it has much lower drag, making it both cheaper and more sustainable to operate than a conventional machine of the same size.
The aim is to integrate these vehicles into the current aviation regulations and to ensure that the new aircraft are accepted by the community.