Russian engineer and inventor Dahir Semenov, also known as Dahir Kurmanbievich Semenov, has a long track record of imaginative and occasionally terrifying, visions of future technology. His company name, Dahir Insaat, is Turkish for Dahir Construction and was founded in 2006. The Fire Fighting Rescue electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) and ground vehicle one of his most intriguing designs, and is part of a larger number of ideas for gyroscopic vehicles. Semenov has designed a multitude of concepts from buildings, to ground vehicles, trains, eVTOL aircraft and more.
Dahir Insaat's BleuClair Rail is a high capacity tri-level eVTOL aircraft concept design and is called a "flying train" by its inventor because it has a unique design where the aircraft flies above a stationary electrified rail with a long power chord trailing from behind the aircraft. The way the aircraft receives its power allows the aircraft to be very large while at the same time allowing a large aircraft have zero emissions.
The BleuClair Rail eVTOL aircraft has an esthetic curved top, reducing the amount of passengers the BleuClair Rail aircraft can hold on the third level versus if it had a round or rectangular fuselage. The aircraft is designed to land on top of an airport-type terminal and passengers enter and exit the aircraft in the open air, without the use of an enclosed jetway (officially called a passenger boarding bridge).
The Azur Rail uses a tilt-propeller configuration on both the low main wing and the rear V-tail wing. There are a total of 26 propellers on the aircraft. There are 12 tilt-propellers on the front of the main wing, six stationary VTOL propellers on the rear of the main wing and eight tilt-propellers mounted on the front of the rear V-tail wing. The aircraft also has front canard wings which tilt independently.
The company is looking for investors to begin building the aircraft, terminals and the power rail system.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL high capacity aircraft
- Piloting: Unknown
- Capacity: Tri-level passenger compartment
- Maximum payload: Unknown
- Propellers: 26 propellers (16 tilt-propellers on the front of the main wing, 6 stationary VTOL propellers on the rear of the main wing, 8 tilt-propellers on the front of the V-tail)
- Electric Motors: 26 electric motors
- Power source: Long electric cord provides power to the eVTOL aircraft
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Windows: Larger windows providing better views for the passengers
- Wings: Low main wing
- Canard: Has canard wings in the front of the aircraft which tilt independently
- Tail: V-tail with separated rear rudder
- Landing gear: Retractable quadricycle 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. Can land like a plane if there is a runway or road available.