Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor

TF-2 Tiltrotor
Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production.

In late 2017, Terrafugia was acquired by the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely, which owns the Volvo and Lotus car brands. This injected new capital into the Transition production, and gave new urgency to the company’s eVTOL development. As unveiled at Heli-Expo in Feb. 2018, the company is studying two competing concepts under the designation of TF-2. These two different designs are a Vectored Thrust Tiltrotor model and a Lift + Cruise model, and both are considered to be compatible with the Uber Elevate concept. Passengers board a transportation pod, which is transported by ground vehicle to the aircraft and connected prior to liftoff, so the passengers never have to deboard.

Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor and Lift + Push
Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor and Lift + Push Models
Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor
Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor
TF-2 (Lift + Push) and Truck
Terrafugia TF-2 (Lift + Push) and Truck

Proposed Specifications:

Configuration Tiltrotor
Passengers 4
Maximum takeoff weight 7500-8000 lb 3400-3630 kg
Payload with 30 min fuel res 900-1100 lb 410-500 kg
Max cruise speed
170-180 kts 315-333 km/h
Range at max payload
240-300 nm 445-555 km
Cost per flight hour $380-$420

Flight Simulation:




TerrafugiaVectored ThrustInitial Design4 PassengersElectric Hybrid, PilotedVFS Member