ARC Aero Systems has unveiled a nine-passenger VTOL aircraft.
UK-based start-up ARC Aero Systems recently announced the addition of a nine-passenger VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft to its fleet. The manufacturer believes this new aircraft will revolutionize inner-city travel. We believe the new aircraft will also revolutionize the VTOL market as it states that it is more advanced in terms of efficiency, cruising speed and luxury than those offered by its competitors.
Over the last few years, eVTOL start-ups have started popping up across the aviation industry. All of these companies are working to take advantage of this relatively new technology that allows the aircraft to take off vertically like a helicopter and rotate some or all of the propellers to provide thrust to the aircraft. From there, it behaves similarly to an aircraft as air flows over the aircraft’s wings to create lift. These designs increase the speed of the plane while retaining many of the helicopter’s most important characteristics.
Photo: ARC Aerosystems
The idea of VTOL aircraft has been around for years, and so has the technology, but the market started to explode a few years ago. In a broader push for sustainable aviation, many small start-ups have successfully secured investment in product and technology development for his VTOL aircraft. Specifically, these companies are striving to find ways to make these smaller aircraft more efficient to reduce operating costs and carbon footprint.
Each of these companies does something different than their competitors. Some companies focus on designing his fastest eVTOL aircraft, while others focus on developing the most efficient aircraft. Most companies have only one differentiator from their competitors. ARC, on the other hand, has more than one.
One of the most notable differences was the creation and testing of two eVTOL aircraft designed for cargo transport. Most eVTOL companies are developing products to carry 4-5 passengers from one place to another. Along with his two proven aircraft, ARC believes the latest additions will give it a significant edge over its competitors.
The LINX P9 aircraft is marketed as a much more efficient alternative to helicopters. While not a fully electric aircraft, it will utilize hybrid-electric energy to power its twin-turboprop propulsion system. The manufacturer claims he is 40% more cost-effective than operating a conventional helicopter. The new nine-passenger aircraft will be the largest eVTOL product on the market. The company also plans to make the new aircraft a luxury experience for passengers. It is advertised as similar to a private jet when it comes to passenger comfort.
Photo: ARC Aerosystems
ARC CEO Seyed Mohseni shared his excitement about the new project. Mohseni believes this new aircraft has the potential to revolutionize much of the air transport market over the next few decades.
“This is the ultimate solution for the market and a very exciting design concept that offers the right answer to today’s environmental challenges while being affordable, safe and practical.” Looking 50 years into the future, Time We define roadmaps for fully certifiable technologies and deliver solutions to those needs. ”
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Source: Aero Magazine