Baaz Production Model
Dr. Hossein MalekZadeh founded the Baaz Flight in Germany, to create an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to help people (personal and business) travel quickly and safely in urban areas as an air taxi and can be configured for other missions needed by businesses and governments. The company states their aircraft is safer and quieter than helicopters.
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.
Baaz eVTOL Aircraft Features:
- Safety: Conforms to FAA and EASA standards and a promising a zero failure rate for their eVTOL aircraft
- Comfort: Their eVTOL will have an extremely smooth ride
- Silent: Uses noise cancellation technology for their eVTOL aircraft
- Nimble: Multiple control systems ensure safe flight and can react quickly to any obstacles and hazards, including birds.
- Innovative: Promises to use innovative and novel technologies
- Fully electric: Providing emission free flight by using batteries or hydrogen fuel cells
- Capacity: Will hold five passengers and the cabin can be reconfigured, taking seats out for many missions, such as emercency medica service, police, firefighting or news stations.
- Speed: Will be a very fast eVTOL aircraft
- Range: The aircraft will have the range needed for intracity (travel within the same city) and intercity (travel between two cities) travel
- Technology: Will use advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine language, predictive analysis, to provide the highest safety level for our aircraft
- Propellers: Using an efficient and energy saving propeller design, the propeller also has a long service life
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 state they have "fulfilled FAA and EASA standards", and stating they have additional standards and tests than 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, increasing its range and have an extended service life. 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 (intracity) or their aircraft can be fitted with fuel cells (a hybrid-electric power source) for those customers who need to travel between two cities (intercity).
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 and hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft
- Piloting: Piloting at first, then autonomous piloting using predictive analytics, artificial intellegence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
- Capacity: 5 passengers
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown (Able to travel within a city and between two cities)
- Propellers: 8 propellers (four rotating ducted propellers nacelles, each nacelle has two sets of propellers)
- Electric Motors: 8 electric motors
- Power source: Powered by batteries for travel within a city. Fuel cells for travel between two cities.
- Maximum payload: 600 kg (1,323 lbs)
- Windows: Large windows for spectacular views
- Wing: One low main wing with winglets
- Tail: One vertical stabilizer
- Landing gear: Retractable 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 motor or propeller fails, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft.