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Zenith Altitude EOPA

Electrically-Powered Optionally-Piloted Powered-Lift Aircraft (EOPA) Zenith Altitude, Inc. Bromont, Québec, Canada Zenith Altitude offers technical services includes computer-aided design, structural analysis, aerodynamic load analysis, damage tolerance analysis, integration of aeronautical products for general aviation (mostly FAR 23 & 27) and related technical support for the manufacturing of parts and assemblies, and finally, demonstration of compliance of aeronautical products to industry standards including the drafting of reports to obtain certification with Transport Canada Civil Aviation. The company is now also leading a research and development (R&D) effort for an eVTOL design, which is a tiltwing with 8 electric propellers on the wing, augmented by four on the tail. The two surfaces tilt from vertical for takeoff and landing to horizontal for high speed cruise. The aircraft is targeted for rapid transportation of human organs. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in late April 2018 at the Parc scientifique Bromont – Bromont Science Park for a new building for the Zenith Altitude R&D team developing the new electric aircraft. Zenith lists its partners as: OPTIS Ingénierie | Engineering (Sherbrooke), NGC Aerospace Ltd (Sherbrooke), Centre de Technologies Avancées BRP – Université de Sherbrooke (CTA) and Brio Innovation (Laval). Lung Biotechnology, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics, was looking for a way to quickly move organs to hospitals, when the founder met Mikaël Cardinal, President and CEO of Zenith Altitude, in Feb. 2017. Cardinal said, “Lung Biotechnology expects to be able to increase from 1% to 25% the number of patients waiting for a lung for which an organ is available.” Zenith Altitude has specifically designed its Electrically-Powered Optionally-Piloted Powered-Lift Aircraft (EOPA) to meet Lung Biotechnology’s requirements: to transport a pilot, medical technician and organs over a distance of 250 NM (463 km). The company is proceeding to the preliminary design review, which would be followed by prototypes and certification in 2025, if all continues to look promising. Resources Search eVTOL news posts Article: Des organes livrés par des avions sans pilote,, May 3, 2018 Article: Étape majeure pour l’aéroport,, April 30, 2018 Article: Un aéronef du futur imaginé au Québec, Journal de Montreal, April 20, 2018 Article: Zénith Altitude: livrer des organes par la voie des airs, LaPresse, April 19, 2018 Tags: Zenith, Vectored Thrust

Vectored Thrust

Vectored Thrust An eVTOL aircraft that uses any of its thrusters for lift and cruise: A³ Vahana aeroG Aviation aG-4 AirisOne AirspaceX MOBi Aurora Flight Sciences LightningStrike (defunct) Autonomous Flight Y6S Bartini Flying Car Bell Air Taxi Carter Aviation CarterCopter DeLorean Aerospace DR-7 Digi Robotics DroFire Digi Robotics Droxi Dufour aEro2 EVA X01 HopFlyt Venturi JAXA Hornisse 2B Jetoptera J2000 Joby Aviation S2 (defunct) Joby Aviation S4 Karem Butterfly KARI PAV Lilium Jet Moller Skycar M400 Neoptera eOpter Opener BlackFly Piasecki eVTOL Pipistrel (unnamed) PteroDynamics Transwing Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sabrewing Draco-2 Sikorsky VERT SKYLYS Aircraft AO Starling Jet Supervolant Pegasus Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X Transcend Air Vy 400 VerdeGo Aero PAT200 Vertiia Vickers WAVE eVTOL Vimana (unnamed) VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan XTI Aircraft Trifan 600 Zenith Altitude EOPA Not what you’re looking for? Check out all eVTOL

eVTOL Aircraft

The following companies are known to be developing electric VTOL aircraft: A³ Vahana aeroG Aviation aG-4 AeroMobil 5.0 Airbus Helicopters CityAirbus AirisOne AirspaceX MOBi Alauda Airspeeder ASTRO/Passenger Drone Aurora Flight Sciences eVTOL Aurora Flight Sciences LightningStrike Autonomous Flight Y6S Avianovations Hepard Bartini Flying Car Bell Air Taxi Boeing Cargo Aerial Vehicle Carter Aviation CarterCopter Cartivator SkyDrive Davinci ZeroG Dekatone (unnamed) DeLorean Aerospace DR-7 Digi Robotics DroFire Digi Robotics Droxi Dufour aEro2 EAC Whisper EHang 184 Embraer (unnamed) EVA X01 Flexcraft (unnamed) Flike Flyt Aerospace FlytCycle Gravity X HopFlyt Venturi HoverSurf Drone Taxi R-1 HoverSurf Formula HoverSurf Scorpion JAXA Hornisse 2B Jetoptera J2000 Jetpack Aviation (unnamed) Joby Aviation S4 Kalashnikov (unnamed) Karem Butterfly KARI PAV Kármán XK-1 Kitty Hawk Cora Kitty Hawk Flyer Kitty Hawk Flyer (prototype) Lilium Jet Malloy Hoverbike Moller Skycar M400 Napoleon Aero VTOL Neoptera eOpter Neva Aerospace AirQuadOne PAVX PAV-UL Ultralight Piasecki eVTOL Pipistrel (unnamed) PteroDynamics Transwing Pop.Up Next Ray Research Dart Flyer Ray Research VTOL Aircraft Sabrewing Draco-2 Sikorsky VERT SKYLYS Aircraft AO Skypod Aerospace Skypod Starling Jet Supervolant Pegasus Terrafugia TF-2 Uber eCRM Urban Aeronautics CityHawk VerdeGo Aero PAT200 Vertiia Vickers WAVE eVTOL Vimana (unnamed) Volocopter VC200 / 2X VRCO NeoXCraft VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan Workhorse SureFly XTI Aircraft Trifan 600 Zee Aero Z-P2 Zenith Altitude EOPA (updated June 11, 2018)