From The Jetsons to Harry Potter, flying cars have been a staple feature in Hollywood blockbusters for years.
With its winged design, Vertical Aerospace’s VA-1X eVTOL has a faster cruise speed of 150 mph and longer range than most competitors.
Commuters hoping to avoid the rush-hour squeeze on the train from Brighton to London could soon be able to opt for a flying taxi.
A flying taxi being developed in the UK has been fine-tuned with Formula 1 technology and carbon fibre to boost the speed and agility of the 150 mile per hour aircraft.
British company unveils all-electric ‘flying taxi’ that will be able to carry up to four passengers between London and Brighton in 30 minutes with zero emissions
Designs for an all-electric ‘flying taxi’ that will be able to carry up to four passengers from London to Brighton in just 30 minutes have been unveiled by a British firm.
UK aviation start-up Vertical Aerospace has unveiled designs for the VA-1X, the world’s first certified winged electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, slated for flight in 2024.
A five-person craft, which could receive certification by 2024, says a London to Brighton flight will take half an hour.
In a major boon for British aviation, Vertical Aerospace, the Bristol-based company pioneering affordable electric aviation, today announces plans for a revolutionary ‘flying taxi’, the VA-1X.
Further strengthening its team, Vertical Aerospace has appointed Eric Samson, formerly Vice President of Engineering and Head of the Design Organisation at Jet Aviation, as Head of Engineering to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric flight for everyone.
After an extensive global search, Vertical Aerospace has appointed Dean Moore, formerly the UK Lead Flight Test Engineer at Boeing, as Lead Flight Test Engineer to help Vertical move towards their vision of electric flight for everyone.