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Crisalion Mobility New Concept 1 (defunct)



New Concept 1 (defunct)
Crisalion Mobility
Madrid, Spain

Crisalion Mobility was founded in San Sebastián, Spain in 2016 and became a leading company in unmanned aerial systems. The company is now based in Madrid, Spain. The company offers custom services for national and international customers. The company was originally named Umiles Group. In 2020, the company changed its name to Umiles Next. The company's first flying prototype was made by Tecnalia's Research and Technological Development Center (based in Spain). On October 25, 2023, the company announced they changed their name change to Crisalion Mobility to better reflect the identity of the company. (Image credit: Crisalion Mobility)

Crisalion Mobility has received more than €15 million (EUR) from Grupo Ibérica and Grupo Valdemira (both based in Spain) that is being used to continue to expand its technology development and begin air service for advanced air mobility (AAM). In addition, Crisalion has commissioned the investment bank Blue Bull to seek investors for a funding round in hopes to raise between €20 to €25 million (EUR) additional euros. BlueBull, an investment bank specializing in high-growth technology companies, acts as exclusive financial advisor to Crisalion Mobility.

The company's purpose is developing and manufacturing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) passenger and air cargo aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM). In addition, the company is also developing remote controlled electric passenger ground vehicles. The company's mission is to be a world leader in advanced, efficient and sustainably manufactured air and ground mobility to improve people's lives. The company has its own technology that maximizes aircraft stability and safety called FlyFree. Tecnalia developed the technology and many successful test flights with this avionics package have been made in Europe. The technology for safe remote driving of their ground vehicles is called IntellyDrive.

Concerning the new company name Crisalion Mobility, it is a blend of two concepts, the chrysalis and the lion. The chrysalis part of the new name represents the transition from ground to air and is also a metaphor for the beginning of the new nascent aviation industry taking place right now around the world of advanced air mobility (AAM). The lion in the name represents the courage, strength and leadership it takes to build a company for urban and intercity advanced air mobility (AAM) and advanced ground mobility (AGM) for the future.

In 2019, the company's first flight of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) passenger prototype aircraft took place in an indoor stadium. The company has stated they are one of the first company's in the world to perform successfully flight tests of their eVTOL full scale prototype. Since 2022, the prototype has been making many outdoor test flights. The company also has a remote control center in Spain for their remotely operated ground vehicles.

New Concept 1 eVTOL multicopter prototype aircraft, now defunct
The New Concept 1 is a remote piloted electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) multicopter flying full scale prototype that does not carry any passengers. The multicopter aircraft was made by Tecnalia for Crisalion Mobility. While the aircraft was piloted remotely, the company will be using Tecnalia's proprietary FlyFree avionics to autonomously control their future aircraft. The aircraft could have held one person inside but there were no windows or doors for this prototype aircraft. The aircraft is now defunct.

The cruise speed of the multicopter is 90 km/h (56 mph) and has a maximum speed of 190 km/h. The range of the prototype is 15 km (9 miles) and has a flight time of 15 minutes. The cruise altitude has a range 100-300 m (328-984 ft). If the aircraft had a payload, the maximum payload weight is 150 kg (331 lb). The aircraft doesn't have any seats or windows.

There are a total of 16 propellers and 16 electric motors powered by batteries. The there four banks (or sets) of propellers and each bank of propellers has four propellers. Each bank of propellers can swivel together or independently of each other providing stability, efficiency, precision and controllability of the aircraft. The FlyFree avionics package maintains the cabin in the same orientation as when landed throughout the entire flight. This means the cabin will not tilt in any other direction on takeoff and landing or when flying and the cabin will continuously be perpendicular to the ground. The aircraft lands on the front two propeller booms and the rear of the fuselage. The production aircraft will have precise landing and takeoff capabilities.

Future goals
The company plans to make new road mobility (remote controlled ground vehicles) a real alternative by 2024 and advanced air mobility (AAM) by 2030.



  • Aircraft type: eVTOL prototype multicopter aircraft
  • Piloting: Remote control (future aircraft will be autonomous)
  • Capacity: 1 person (the aircraft can be scaled up for 4 passengers)
  • Cruise speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)
  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h
  • Range: 15 km (9 miles)
  • Flight time: 15 minutes
  • Cruise altitude: 100-300 m (328-984 ft)
  • Maximum altitude: 300 m (984 ft)
  • Maximum payload weight: 150 kg (331 lb)
  • Propellers: 16 propellers
  • Electric motors: 16 electric motors
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite and aluminium
  • Fuselage dimensions: 1.8 meters X 2 meters (5.9 ft X 6.56 ft)
  • Windows: No windows
  • Landing gear: Lands on the front 2 booms of the propellers and the rear of the fuselage
  • Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft. There are also redundancies of critical components in the sub-systems of the aircraft.

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