Vectored Thrust

  • Joby S2 at sunset

    Joby S2 (defunct)

    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA

    Joby Aviation in Santa Cruz, California has been working to fundamentally question how to achieve the best civil transport VTOL aircraft with the newly available electric propulsion technologies. The S2 concept takes everything learned from two years of collaborative study with NASA that resulted in the NASA GL-10, Joby Lotus, and joint NASA/Joby LEAPTech concepts.

    The Joby S2 seats two passengers...

  • TF-X Front View

    Terrafugia TF-X

    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 May 2013, Terrafugia unveiled its vision for a four-seat VTOL plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, calling it the TF-X. The company revised the outer mold line (OML) in July 2015, steering...

  • Transcend Air Vy 400 City View

    Transcend Air Vy 400

    Vy 400
    Transcend Air
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA

    The Transcend Air Vy 400 is a tilt-wing eVTOL aircraft that is designed for efficient city-to-city transportation. The six-passenger aircraft will travel from major city centers, such as Boston and New York, at half the price of a commuter helicopter. The service plans to get off the ground in early 2024 and Transcend Air has already begun taking orders for the futuristic Vy...

  • VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan

    VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan

    VTOL Aviation India Pvt. Ltd.
    Maharashtra, India

    VTOL Aviation India Pvt. Ltd. was created in 2016 by Kalyan Chowdhury, a pioneer in the Shipping and logistics industry in India. In 2017, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, and conducted successful testing and launch of the joint solar unmanned air vehicle, the 'Ayaan' — India's first solar powered UAV. In 2018, two...

  • aeroG Aviation aG-4

    aG-4 eVTOL
    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...

  • Sabrewing Draco-2 UAS

    Sabrewing Aircraft Company
    Camarillo, CA, USA

    According to Sabrewing: The DRACO-2 is designed to fly non-stop and un-refueled for 4500 nautical miles (8800 kilometers). It launches from a standard runway, and provides near-real-time video from on-board the air vehicle for the first 150 miles of flight. At cruise altitude, it then switches to high-resolution, low-light, on-board cameras that are updated every 5 seconds and provide a...

  • PteroDynamics Transwing

    PteroDynamics, Inc.
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    PteroDynamics was founded by its CEO, Val Petrov. The company says on their website, "Our business model includes licensing the Transwing design to other companies that are passionate about the potential of safe, reliable and ubiquitous distance VTOL applications." The concept is applicable to manned and unmanned eVTOL. Subscale models have been flight tested from vertical takeoff through...

  • KARI Optionally Piloted PAV

    Optionally Piloted Personal Air Vehicle
    Daejeon, South Korea

    The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), established in 1989, is the aeronautics and space agency of Republic of Korea. Its main laboratories are located in Daejeon, in the Daedeok Science Town.

    KARI is developing an optionally piloted Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) concept for demonstrations of eVTOL technology. The concept was displayed at the Association of Unmanned...

  • Jetoptera J2000

    Jetoptera J2000
    Jetoptera Inc.
    Edmonds, Washington, USA

    "Jetoptera is an aviation startup developing powerful UAVs and realistic flying cars to revolutionize the way we transport products and people. We have developed a distributed propulsion system and novel airframe to create an aircraft that is more efficient, lighter, and less complex than previous models. This design enables a host of unique abilities, including vertical takeoff and landing...

  • Piasecki eVTOL

    (unmanned eVTOL)
    Piasecki Aircraft Corp.
    Essington, Pennsylvania, USA

    Piasecki Aircraft Corp. is a research and development company founded by the rotorcraft pioneer Frank Piasecki. "With over 60 years of experience in research, aerospace technology development, rapid prototyping, testing for military and civilian aerospace industry worldwide, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC) is ideally suited to develop and manufacture integrated manned and unmanned aircraft...