While little is known about the company, the company is prolific in creating multiple unique electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) concept designs for a wide range of uses, from personal air travel, to urban air taxis, cargo transportation, fire fighting and to emergency medial service (ems). We've counted at least seven different eVTOL designs that Stuttgart Aerospace has designed.
Stuttgart Aerospace argues the point that the key to make Urban Air Mobility (UAM) practical, useful, affordable and made into reality as soon as possible, is that the entire UAM industry needs to focus on usin our current infrastructure, from our personal homes (apartments, condos), to all the buildings and structures in our cities, instead of building multiple costly and time consuming vertiports in every city. This way, as soon as eVTOL aircraft are certified airworthy and safe, the general population, businesses and governments, can immediately take advantage of electric UAM in all cities.
The company states that using our current infrastructure for UAM will be a key factor in keeping the cost down to the consumer and businesses who want to use urban air travel for their advantage. Because of this, the company has proposed that their aircraft will be in direct competition with car manufacturers. A Stuttgart Aerospace online video reveals their Eolos Model 2 passenger eVTOL aircraft will be able to land in very small spaces, such as landing in a courtyard next to a building or in a standard parking space and hence the Cargo Box would most likely do the same. The video also shows that they propose their aircraft will be able to negotiate very close flying next to buildings and skyscrapers, in any city.
The Stuttgart Aerospace Cargo Box eVTOL aircraft has been designed for cargo transportation only and the company is estimating that the maximum payload will be in the range of 1-2 tons (907-1,814 kg, 2,000-4,000 lb). The aircraft has been designed help with cargo deliveries in an urban environment, if you notice the propellers are at the top of the aircraft allowing easy access to load cargo into the aircraft and to remove cargo from the aircraft. Its fixed skid type landing gear is simplicity of design to reduce maintenance headaches and will increases the service life of the landing gear.
As with its Eolos Model 2 aircraft, the Cargo Box most likely has has multiple safety devices including an emergency whole aircraft rescue parachute systems, pop-out flotation devices and can probably land with only two of its motors running.
The company has not provided any projections when production models are expected to be made for the Cargo Box; however, one of the company's prototypes is projected to debut in the fall of 2021.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL cargo aircraft
- Piloting: Unknown
- Capacity: Cargo only
- Estimated maximum payload: 1-2 tons (907-1,814 kg, 2,000-4,000 lb)
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown
- Propellers: Unknown
- Electric Motors: Unknown
- Power source: Batteries, batteries fully recharge in 30 minutes
- Landing gear: Fixed skid type 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. The aircraft can land with two of its motors running. Has an emergency parachute if there is a complete power failure.