Jetson was founded by Peter Ternström and Tomasz Patan in October 2017 originally as Jetson Aero with its headquarters Poland, the moving to Sweden. The company name was also shortened from Jetson Aero to Jetson. The company's goal is to make safe personal electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft available to everyone.
The Jetson Aero Speeder prototype, their proof of concept, was developed during the autumn of 2017 and was finished in the spring of 2018. The first successful flight of the prototype was in January 2018. The first crewed flight was on the 28th of February 2018 in Tuscany (Italy) and with further crewed flights in Poznan, Poland. Now that the prototype has been made and test flown, the company is moving forward to create a consumer friendly eVTOL model. The fuselage is an H configuration with the propellers and electric motors on each corner of the aircraft. One electric motor failing would not end in a catastrophic event.
The company states the experience of making this eVTOL personal aircraft has been an fantastic experience for all their employees.
Being able to move through the air so effortlessly without vibrations or noise - it was amazing. Have you ever had a dream where you could fly? This was it. By simple controls, we could move up, left, right, anywhere we wanted to go. Perfectly stable, with the fly-by-wire system we had developed. If we took our hands off the joysticks, our machine simply stopped and hovered in the air.
—Jetson website (August 2020)
After the successful completion of the working prototype and many test flights, development of the Jetson ONE eVTOL aircraft, a second generation prototype, was started. The Jetson ONE will be the first production model for the consumer. Jetson ONE was finished during the late spring of 2020, and is now undergoing flight testing. The company says it is available to order.
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