AirTaxi

  • Bell and Safran Partner

    At the Future of Transportation conference in Cologne, Germany, on a panel chaired by VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Bell’s director of Innovation, Scott Drennan, announced a newly formed collaboration with Safran on the development of innovative hybrid-electric power system solutions to support Bell’s eVTOL Air Taxi concept.

    “Thanks to the long and sustained technology-development strategy conducted within the Safran group, we can now offer Bell our hybrid electric power...

  • Bell AirTaxi at Heli-Expo 2018 (Ian Frain photo)

    eVTOL at Heli-Expo 2018

    eVTOL at Heli-Expo 2018

    Vertiflite, May/June 2018

    For those who knew to look for it as something potentially revolutionary — rather than some crazy idea for a far-away future — electric VTOL almost broke into the mainstream this year.

    On Monday, Feb. 26, the day before Heli-Expo began, AHS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg gave a press briefing, entitled, “The Future of Vertical Flight,”...

  • Bell Nexus

    Nexus
    Bell
    Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    www.bellflight.com

    The Bell Nexus is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hybrid-electric vehicle aimed at on-demand mobility solutions.

    The Nexus has three large ducted fans (a total of six) high and close in on each side of a fuselage that ends in a high stabalizer, the middle set of rotors are on 8 ft (2.4 m) wings. The fans pitch from vertical to horizontal allowing vectored thrust. Landing skids contain small wheels. While...