Advanced Vehicle VTOL Aircraft (AVVA)
Micor Technologies LLC
Norton Shores, Michigan, USA
Founded in 2014, Micor Technology LLC is based in West Michigan (USA) and is a groundbreaking engineering and product development company who employs skilled engineers and scientists creating disrupting technologies related to power and mobility for both military and commercial use. The company charter is to use innovative engineering for emerging markets to extend the range of electric vehicles and aircraft.
The company's plan is to develop new technologies such as high-power density and multi-fuel engines hybrid-electric power sources, which are safe and cost-effective for both power and mobility uses such as ground, marine, air vehicles and co-generation systems (on-site power generation) for buildings and manufacturing plants.
Advanced Vehicle VTOL Aircraft (AVVA) holds two passengers, fits in a garage and has been designed for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). The aircraft can be powered by batteries making the AVVA an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft or it can be fitted with a hybrid-electric powertrain.
The aircraft has two large ducted fans, one in the front and one ducted fan in the rear of the passenger compartment. The passenger compartment has an all clear canopy-type enclosure which provides excellent views in all directions for the passengers. There are also at least four horizontal ducted fans on the outside of the fuselage, apparently for forward flight and/or directional control.
The aircraft also sports stub wings which can be surmised that these are used to extend the range of the aircraft and the wings might also tilt, providing more control when the aircraft is flying in any type of inclement or rough weather. The stub wings have been chosen to keep the width of the aircraft to a minimum allowing for easy storage of the vehicle in a parking space, garage or when being transported by another vehicle. The aircraft also has fixed wheeled quadricycle landing gear making it easy to move the aircraft on the ground and positioning the aircraft into a parking space, garage or transportation vehicle.
The company foresees their aircraft to be used for Urban Air Mobility (UAM), aerial inspections, search and rescue, first responder service, rural UAM, military transportation, border security, aerial fire fighting and for sightseeing tours. The company has submitted many patents for their aircraft designs.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL or hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft
- Piloting: Unknown
- Capacity: 2 passengers
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown
- Reserve: 11 minutes
- Propellers: 6 propellers (or more)
- Electric Motors: 6 electric motors (or more)
- Power source: Batteries (or hybrid-electric)
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber
- Windows: Panoramic windows with wrap around window design allowing forward, left, right and top visibility, for spectacular views
- Wings: Two small stub wings
- Landing gear: Fixed wheeled quadricycle 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.