The new Jetcopter urban VTOL air taxi will be shown for the first time at the forthcoming AERO 2019 general aviation trade exhibition, from April 10 until 13 in Friedrichshafen in Germany.
The manufacturer says the five-seat VTOL Jetcopter currently is the most powerful urban VTOL air taxi under development. The Jetcopter will meet all EASA requirements for new generation VTOL aircraft and will be certified according to EASA regulations.
The Jetcopter will be powered by two 500hp (368kW) converted automotive motors, rotating two air turbines. These air turbines will create an airflow velocity of 500kts (950km/h). This airflow will be diverted to four endpoints, where it can be vectored to any direction.
The Jetcopter will be able to hover, with the manufacturer saying: “The pilot will only have to select the desired altitude, direction and speed to make the urban taxi fly to its destination.”
The Jetcopter will 1,000km range and above 162kts (300km/h) cruise speed, with a maximum take-off weight of 2,000kg (4,409lb).
The developer said: “The Jetcopter is one of the most compact VTOL vehicles being developed: it could be parked in a medium sized van garage.”