NEO Aeronautics Pte Ltd
NEO Aeronautics, founded by Neo Kok Beng, is a innovation-driven technology company with a vision to empower individuals and communities for personal urban mobility. The company invested just over $145,000.00 USD into the development of the Crimson S8 vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and is open to external funding.
During the 2020 Singapore Airshow, Feb. 11-16, the official launch took place of the Crimson S8-SR model aircraft which is slated for certification to apparently allow manufacturing of the aircraft to take place.
The aircraft has a few new features such as a front and rear open grill, a sleeker design, an open canopy, top entry and exit (the first model, the Crimson S8, has openings on each side of the fuselage to enter and exit the aircraft), a roll bar behind the passenger seat, there is no metal mesh on each coaxial propeller protective metal guards and it looks like the aircraft has new landing struts.
The aircraft has a top speed of 100 km/h (60 mph) top speed with a 20 minute endurance. The company has states they plan on conducting flight testing in Utah, USA.
As of March 22, 2020, there is no mention of this aircraft on their website and therefore, most its specifications are not known at this time.
- Aircraft type: Hybrid-electric VTOL
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Maximum speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)
- Flight duration: 20 minutes
- 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/propellers fail, the other working motors/propellers can safely land the aircraft. Dual flight control. Collision & proximity detection and avoidance system. Emergency landing system. Security systems.