Baaz Production Model
Dr. Hossein MalekZadeh founded Baaz Flight in Germany to create an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to help people travel quickly and safely in urban areas. The eVTOL aircraft is a concept design from Baaz to provide customers around the world with the capability to take advantage of urban air mobility.
The company's first concept aircraft had drawings for an eVTOL aircraft for UAM which could possibly hold four people, with six ducted propellers, a high-wing, large windows and tricycle landing gear. In August 2020 on the Baaz Facebook Page, the company posted a computer drawing of their new five passenger eVTOL aircraft indicating it's a production model design by stating they are ready to take off.
The Baaz eVTOL urban aircraft have the following characteristics:
- Passenger safety is the number priority for Baaz. With electric ducted propellers, the aircraft will be a very safe aircraft because electric motors can change their speed almost instantaneously and provide the ability to quickly change the direction of the aircraft to avoid all obstacles or other hazards, faster than conventional aircraft or helicopters
- A high quality and innovative aircraft
- A very comfortable and spacious aircraft
- Have a long range
- Pollution free, having an all electric version or fuel cell hybrid-electric version
- A quiet aircraft
- A fast aircraft
- A very efficient aircraft based on high quality, well-made components and aircraft design
- An autonomous aircraft, allowing more people to fly without a pilot
- Will have a quick rechargeable batteries allowing for almost continuous operation during the day and night
- Will help you travel throughout any urban area faster and safely
The company foresees the size, features and functions of the BAAZ eVTOL passenger aircraft will make it accessible to a wide range of customers. In addition, their aircraft will help their customers to fly over all ground obstacles, offer a new perspective of life and provide individuals with a taste of a high-class lifestyle.
The company's website states they have "fulfilled FAA and EASA standards", and have more standards and tests than are required by government aviation authorities. The company goal is a zero failure rate for their production aircraft. The company states their propellers are very efficient providing an energy savings for each flight, reducing energy costs and also increasing its range. The aircraft not only has fast reacting ducted propellers but also has flaps and rudders to help keep the ride smooth in all types of weather conditions.
The aircraft can be either an all electric powered aircraft for typical urban flights within one city or their aircraft can be fitted with fuel cells (a hybrid-electric power source) for those customers who need to travel between two or more cities.
The company's new production model is a sleek design with a spacious cabin which makes it ideal for a multiple role aircraft including but not limited to urban air mobility for passengers, corporate travel, VIP travel, emergency medical service, law enforcement, news stations, agriculture, utility companies, government use and more. In order to fit any aerial mission, the back seats are completely removable to add the relevant equipment such as stretchers, cameras or anything a customer would need to customize the interior of the aircraft.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL or optional hybrid-electric (using fuel cells) VTOL aircraft
- Piloting: Piloting at first then autonomous, using predictive analytics, artificial intellegence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
- Capacity: 5 passengers
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown (Battery power source for UAM in one city. Fuel cell power source for city to city flights.)
- Propellers: 4 ducted propellers
- Electric Motors: 4
- Maximum payload: 600 kg (1,323 lbs)
- Windows: Large windows for spectacular views
- Wings: One mid or rear wing, the aircraft has flaps and rudders for further aerodynamic control
- Landing gear: Unknown
- 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.