Consider the early days of air travel. Do you remember how elite and privileged its passengers felt in the early days? Remember that the plane tickets of that period were worth a fortune. Nowadays, it has become so common to travel by plane that flights to work in the morning and back in the evening have become the routine of some people. Transportation by aircraft such as private jets and helicopters has also become widespread, and it has become almost commonplace and that most people do not find it odd. In this article we will have a look to some innovative designs for air transport/travel.
Thanks to the continuous development of technology and efforts and searches to make life easier, such developments and transformations are continuous. People sometimes fail to notice the transformation they are going through. However, the transformation is continuous. Today, aviation and air transport are in such a transformation. Air taxis, personalized flying cars, drones that can carry people.
Yes, how common would these aircrafts be in the air transport and travel style of the future? My opinion is that it will be very common, if it can overcome the obstacles and the adaptation process. Let’s first look at some of the aircraft that are likely to be the future mode of transportation.
Pal-V is a model produced with the claim of being the flying car of the future. The company, based in Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands, explains its mission as “to offer people the most flexible form of mobility and the highest sense of freedom imaginable while enjoying the ride.” In addition, the company aims to deliver its first models to its customers in 2022.
The Aeromobil company also claims to have designed a vehicle that will shape the future. The company with the flying car model they designed they can access below performance data.
* Automotive – Top speed 160 kph, 0-100 kph 10 sec.
* Aerospace – Vs / Vc / VD – 112/259/360 km / h
* MTOW Take Off Distance ground roll / 50 ft – 397/595 m.
Founded in 2010, the company implemented the first version 2.5 in 2013 and then version 3.0 in 2014. It carried out the first successful test drives of version 4.0 in 2020. In 2022, version 4.0 is being prepared for commercial use.
Of course, we wonder how all companies will overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic process. Perhaps they may need to delay some of their plans.
Lisa Airplanes – Akoya
Another innovative design is this versatile aircraft named Akoya, presented by Lisa Airplanes. Company. The company designed an aircraft that can go on snow, field, water and air. This aircraft is in the LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) category. However, the firm considers that the aircraft that is officially in this category is in a class unique by what it offers. Lisa Airplanes, a French company, located in Metz-Tessy – France.
Another innovative design is E-Hang UAV models by E-Hang company. The company manufactures in China. Company tries to fulfill many functions with the models it offers. These functions include transporting people, carrying cargo, and responding to fires. The company E-Hang claims to be the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company. And it has adopted the motto “to make safe, autonomous, and eco-friendly air mobility accessible to everyone” as its mission.
As you can see, innovative aircraft designs have accelerated today and designs that offer many different uses for many different purposes are emerging. Undoubtedly, it is possible to add others to the examples I have given in this article. As a result, I feel like we are on a threshold. The idea of personalized aircraft becoming common use is not far off. Perhaps, 10 years from now, many people will have aircraft in line with their special needs and we will witness that they fly frequently in the sky. Of course, there are many obstacles to these developments that need to be overcome. One of the most important of these obstacles is the ability to integrate existing air traffic into the system.
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