Founded in 2020 in Bangalore, India, Aeolus Aerospace is in the business to manufacture electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). The company has the goal of providing clean, reliable, affordable, quiet and safe air transportation in urban cities and between two cities. This type of air travel will not only help people reduce the time it takes to travel to and from work making their lives better, will reduce traffic congestion and will also help the planet by reducing climate change.
The company knows this is the correct time to start their company because all the technology is available right now to accomplish their goals for designing and manufacturing eVTOL air taxis. The company is hiring at this time.
The Air Car is an eVTOL aircraft concept design which holds two passengers and has eight propellers dedicated for VTOL flight and has two ducted fans in the rear of the aircraft dedicated for forward flight. As of January 2022, it is unknown if the aircraft will be piloted or will be a fully autonomous aircraft. However, the company expects the range of their aircraft will be 50 km (31 miles). A canopy window is over the cockpit providing forward, left, right and top visibility for spectacular views for the passengers.
This eVTOL passener aircraft has been made with the least amount of moving parts. There are dedicated propellers for VTOL flight, dedicated ducted fans for forward flight and fixed skid type landing gear. This type of design keeps production costs down which in turn keeps the sales price down, keeps maintenance costs down and ultimately keeps the cost per mile down for passengers.
The aircraft has also been designed to fit in small spaces which means there would not need much infrastructure changed for the Air Cars to begin operations. After eVTOL passenger and cargo aircraft start regular operations, the process of making new infrastructure and upgrading existing infrastructures will take place year after year.
The company foresees the Air Car being used for air taxi service, tourism, personal air travel, VIP travel, ambulance service, fire fighting, police work, air cargo service, government work and more. No information has been provided when sub-scale or full-scale demonstrators will be made and flight tested.
Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger aircraft
Capacity: 2 passengers
Cruise speed: Unknown
Range: 50 km (31 miles)
Propellers: 8 propellers dedicated for VTOL flight, 2 ducted fans dedicated for foward flight
Electric Motors: 10 electric motors
Power source: Battery packs with battery swapping technology
Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
Windows: Canopy over cockpit allowing forward, left, right and top visibility, for spectacular views
Landing gear: Fixed skid-type landing gear
Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft.
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