aeroG Aviation LLC
Woodland Park, New Jersey
The goal of the development team was to create an aircraft that can serve aviation customers who need vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and want the high-end performance of a small jet or turboprop aircraft: “We believe that a market exist for those trips that require departure or arrival at remote locations in a timely matter.”
This aircraft performs these tasks by using a computer-assisted system of electric-powered ducted-fans. The fans can pivot to vector thrust while in vertical flight mode, while also achieving thrust and lift when the ducts are rotated ninety degrees forward; in addition to the lift produced on the ducts, the aircraft is designed as a lifting body.
The research for this aircraft design was first initiated by a group of STEM students at Bergen Community College in New Jersey. The team completed research to design and build a small scale cargo UAV. The general shape and body dimensions of the UV-4 V/STOL UAV, were the guidelines for the aG-4 eVTOL.
In 2018, aeroG Aviation completed design and specifications for its manned passenger aircraft. The future goals of the company are to achieve partnership with an aircraft manufacture, achieve airworthiness certification for the aG-4, and successfully build and test the world’s first mid-size eVTOL passenger rotorcraft.
The aG-4 uses two 1,000 shp turbine engines to generate electric power for the fans, while the engines exhaust in rotating nozzles on either size of the fuselage to vector the thrust in vertical takeoff, transition and cruise.
In addition to using hybrid-electric propulsion, the aG-4 would also take advantage of windowless aircraft technology. aeroG Aviation’s concept for its commercial passenger aircraft’s interior cabin uses three OLED screens that display images taken from the exterior of the fuselage, binding the passengers’ sense of sight and imagination with the illusion of a glass cabin.
Currently, the small startup research company is searching for professional partnerships to further develop this aircraft into the contemporary and upcoming eVTOL marketplace.
aeroG Aviation aG-4 Characteristics (as of May 2018)
- Passengers: 10 + 2 crew
- Entrance: Located at the rear of the aircraft for loading and unloading of passengers and crew
- Power Plant: 2 x 1000 shp Jet-A Powered Motor / 2 x Electric Powered Motor / 2 x Generators / 2 x Inverters
- Length: 41.12 ft
- Wingspan: 48.55 ft
- Size of Rear Door: 32.6 sq. ft.
- Passenger Cabin Length: 11.15 ft
- Passenger Cabin Width: 13.38 ft
- Height of Aircraft: 17.55 ft
- Size of Rear Props: 3.50 ft
- Size of Front Props: 2.96 ft