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 Characteristics (February 2018)
|Central ducted lift fan diameter||12 ft||3.7 m|
|Mission type||Air taxi|
|Accessibility||Front loading ramp, wheelchair accessible, other|
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- AirisOne Personal Aircraft is All-Electric and Can Fly Itself, Thanks to an Advanced Avionics System , TecheBlog, March 26, 2018
- Article: Air Taxi Concept is Taking Off, The Royal Gazette, March 14, 2018