Wisk Aero debuts the world’s first autonomous, four-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi. This Generation 6 aircraft may be certified by the FAA in the near future, thanks to cutting edge autonomous technology / software, human oversight of every flight, as well as a minimalist design to deliver one of the safest passenger transport systems in commercial aviation.
Finally, the production version of Eviation’s Alice electric plane has been revealed, and the interior is stunning to say the least. The aircraft itself has a range of 440 nautical miles, making it perfect for short domestic routes.
Electric aircraft are nothing new, but one with a tandem-wing design most certainly is. Introducing the eMagic One eVTOL, which boasts a maximum takeoff weight of 420 kg (925 lb) and can hit 106 mph, thanks to a lift-plus-cruise design, complete with eight lifting propellers distributed across two rails connecting the wings as well as a tractor propeller up front for forward flight.
The Air One is a practical two-person eVTOL aircraft that could one day serve as an air taxi transporting passengers between cities. Unlike the others, this one has collapsible wings, which means it can be stored in some home garages.
The age of electric aircraft has begun, and it includes Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ plane. It successfully completed its maiden flight, thanks to its 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain boasting the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft.