Jet (concept design)
Thibault Chatillon (inventor)
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
Since 2007, Thibault Chatillon has been working with, inventing, flying and designing drones, including designing passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Chatillon is based in Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. In addition, he's designed the first vertiport network in France for eVTOL aircraft and drones. Cahtillon is also working on innovative eVTOL aircraft design concepts for advanced aerial mobility (AAM) and air racing. On several of Chatillon's social media accounts, his handle is Tibo Cat Lion.
The Jet is a medium-range fast eVTOL passenger concept design aircraft that holds one to two passengers. The aircraft is powered by multiple propellers housed inside the fuselage of the aircraft and has small thin openings for the propulsion to take place. The aircraft is a small aircraft, with a canopy over the cockpit, has one main wing, has two rear vertical stabilizers and has retractable tricycle wheeled landing gear. The aircraft is designed to be piloted by artificial intelligence in the future.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger aircraft concept design
- Piloting: Artificial Intelligence (in the future)
- Capacity: 1 to 2 passengers
- Propellers: Multiple propellers housed inside the fuselage
- Electric motors: Unknown
- Power source: Batteries
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Window: Canopy over cockpit
- Wings: 1 main wing
- Tail: Two vertical stabilizers
- Landing gear: Retractable 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 (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. There are also redundancies in the sub-systems of the aircraft.