American Aerospace Engineering LLC.
White Salmon, Washington, USA
American Aerospace Engineering (AAE) LLC was founded in 2008 by Mike Bartlett. Bartlett has over 30 years of global Aerospace Engineering and Flight Test Engineering experience and is the sole owner. American Aerospace Engineering has a long standing partnership with the State of Washington Aerospace Department of Commerce. The company is looking for investors to finance an eight passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for Urban Air Mobility.
The company's capabilities include:
- Aerospace Engineering (including mechanical, electrical, avionics, software stress, aerodynamic , airframe, propulsion, manufacturing and composite engineering and more)
- Engineering Courses
- Research and Development
- Flight Test Development and FAA Certification
The Eversor tilt-wing aircraft is a scalable passenger and/or cargo aircraft for civilian and military use and has the flexibility to use alternative propulsion systems such as hybrid-electric or all-electric. The aircraft is pilot optional. The aircraft is modular and is made up of 14 carbon fiber composite lightweight quick-release assembly parts for ease of storage and transportation and fits into a 40 ft (12.1 m) container.
The passenger and/or cargo pod is detachable from the main airframe and the payload pod is shaped as a lifting body providing 30% more overall lift to the aircraft. The cargo door allows for air drops and on the ground rapid loading and unloading. The payload bay moves back and forth, eight feet on the mainframe, for autonomous self-centering.
The versatility of the aircraft includes but not limited to first responder medical evacuation, search and rescue, hoisting and cargo sling operations, passenger service for Urban Air Mobility, urban air cargo service, ship to shore operations, ship to ship operations, military battlefield extraction, armed close air support and clandestine operations.
The company's goal is to first build a ¼-scale tandem tilt-wing for flight demonstrations to validate the engineering in the real world. The first production models will be a 55 lb. (25 kg) drone, a 360 lb (163 kg) drone and a 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) passenger aircraft.
- Aircraft type: Hybrid-electric or eVTOL scalable and modular passenger and/or cargo aircraft
- Piloting: Piloted optional
- Capacity: 4-8 passengers or cargo. The passenger and/or cargo pod (14X6 feet)d is detachable from the main airframe.
- Cruise speed: 100 mph (161 km/h) or greater
- Range: 250 miles (204 km) or greater
- Flight time: 120 minutes
- Propellers: 6 propellers
- Electric Motors: 6 electric motors
- Power source: Batteries or petroleum fueled engines
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Windows: Panoramic windows with a wrap around window design allowing forward, left and right visibility, for spectacular views
- Wings: 2 tilt-wings
- Tail: 2 vertical rudders and 2 ventral fins
- Landing gear: Fixed tricycle wheeled landing gear
- Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft. The aircraft can land on a runway using its wings. The aircraft also has a zero height and zero speed whole aircraft emergency parachute allowing the aircraft to land gently if deployed under 60 knots.
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