AirisOne
Airis Aerospace
Hamilton, Bermuda
airisaero.com (Website expired)

The AirisOne is a 5-passenger eVTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft specifically designed for short distance flights over urban environments.

It will utilize a single 3.7 meter diameter counter-rotating coaxial lift fan (each stage with 9 blades) for take-off and a series of eight articulating thrusters for winged flight. Its range would be 322 km with a cruising speed of 282 km/h. The vehicle will be capable of autonomous flight with the level of flight autonomy being customizable based on each particular airspaces regulations. Safety features will include a ballistic parachute.

The production aircraft would be capable of transporting five passengers with the gull-winged canopy doors making it easily wheelchair accessible. Airis Aerospace is designing the AirisOne with a view to participating in ride-sharing Air Taxi programs such as Uber Elevate (https://www.uber.com/info/elevate/).

Airis schedule allows for prototype demonstration flights in 2020 with the AirisOne entering commercial service launch by 2025.

 

AirisOne showing cabin layout
AirisOne showing cabin layout
AirisOne in flight
AirisOne in flight
Cabin view showing wheelchair accessibility
Cabin view showing wheelchair accessibility
Airis lift off
Airis lift off
AirisOne lift fan
AirisOne lift fan
Airis Front View
Airis Front View

AirisOne Characteristics (February 2018)

Central ducted lift fan diameter 12 ft 3.7 m
Mission type Air taxi
Accessibility Front loading ramp, wheelchair accessible, other
Safety technology Anti-icing
Passengers 5
Thrusters 8
Control type Autonomous

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