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10 AMAZING AIRCRAFT | THE FUTURE OF AIR TRANSPORTATION

August 27, 2019


– [Narrator] From two seater
air taxis to helicopters that can seat 20 people,
here are 10 amazing aircraft defining the future of transportation. Number 10, I really don’t know
the purpose behind this one, other than for pure fun,
so having said that, this fully electric single
seater is made to carry nothing but the pilot,
and that is perfectly okay on every level because, fun! It measures in at just under 12 1/2 feet with a wingspan of almost 16 feet. It weighs around 150
pounds and can be setup by two people in about 15 minutes. Once it’s up and running,
it needs a little over 1,300 feet of water to takeoff. It can fly to a height of almost 500 feet with a top speed of 75 miles per hour. The downside is the battery
life which only offers a range of up to 18 miles before
needing a recharge. One of the coolest things about
it is the heads up display which is located in either
the helmet or goggles. It displays information
such as the altimeter, air speed, battery level and RPMs. Current pricing on this one
is a little over $100,000 with sales expected to
start in summer of 2018. Number nine, we’ve come a long way in their design since
the first mass production of a helicopter in the early 1940s. And like others before
it, this one sets the bar a little higher for future endeavors. The company touts this as
being the first fly-by-wire helicopter made for commercial use. It measures 56 1/2 feet from nose to tail with a gross weight of
just over 20,000 pounds. The maximum cruising speed is
just over 180 miles per hour with a range of almost 650 miles. The passenger cabin has a total
of 88 square feet of space which can seat up to 20 passengers
with an open floor design that can be configured for a
variety of uses and payloads. A separate storage area
offers 128 cubic feet of space for baggage and other necessities. Pricing will run about 15 million dollars with FAA certification estimated for 2019. Number eight, this aircraft
was created to enable the user to reach previously inaccessible places. It’s unique design incorporates
a patented multi-access technology allowing it to be
used on land, snow or water. The single engine two seater measures in at just under 23 feet in length
with a wingspan of 36 feet. It has a dry weight of 882 pounds with a maximum takeoff weight
of just over 1,400 pounds. Power is supplied by a
Rotax four cylinder engine putting out 98.6 horsepower which provides a cruising speed of
around 155 miles per hour. The low fuel consumption
and optional tanks allow for a range of over 1,200 miles. Retractable wings allow for
easy transport and storage once you reach your destination. This one is in the soon
to be released stages with an estimated price
of around $350,000. Number seven, this medium
utility helicopter from Airbus was created to be a
multiuse craft in areas such as commercial
transport, private aviation, offshore transportation
and public service. The twin engines can
produce a cruising speed of 178 miles per hour with
a maximum range of 528 miles and a flight ceiling of over 19,000 feet. The 46 foot long craft
has a passenger cabin that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. The wraparound windscreen
and large tapered windows enhance the futuristic
contours of the H160, as well as providing spectacular views from any vantage point due
to the open cabin design. The cabin can also be
fitted for medical use allowing room for multiple personnel as well as a stretcher and equipment. There’s also a wide range of equipment that can be outfitted for
other public services as well. Pricing on the H160 is
unknown at this time, with a production date sometime in 2019. If you’re enjoying the video so far, don’t forget to subscribe
for more amazing content and ring that bell to become part of our awesome notification team. Number six, the Transition
is a folding wing, two seat, street legal
aircraft built as the world’s first practical flying car. But if you like, you can
call it a drivable plane. Either way, it flies like
a typical light aircraft in the air and drives like
a typical car on the ground. It runs on unleaded gasoline and converts from driving to flying
mode in under a minute. When in flight, it has
a ceiling of 10,000 feet and a cruising range of 400 miles with a top speed of 100 miles per hour. There’s even a full vehicle parachute in addition to the normal
vehicle safety features. When it’s not in use, it can be stored in any standard single car garage. Personally, I’d leave it in the driveway and wait to see what my
HOA had to say about it. Terrafugia is finalizing production in preparation for a 2019 delivery date. Pricing is estimated
to be around $400,000. Number five, this all
electric self-piloted VTOL was designed with the purpose
of being a flying taxi for urban areas where
congestion is a nice way of describing the traffic situation. It was developed by a
company called A Cubed which is an arm of Airbus
based in Silicon Valley. Not much is known about the
craft in regard to specs, but what can be seen is that
it has four tilting wings attached to a cabin with
landing skids underneath. A total of eight rotors, two on each wing, are utilized for power. It measures a little under
19 feet long, 20 feet wide and nine feet tall with a
dry weight of 1,642 pounds. The company has stated that
it plans to build a fleet of these aircraft as a
short range alternative to cars or trains. Takeoff and landing would be done using rooftops and open areas. The first successful
full scale test flight was completed in January of 2018. Pricing is unknown with an estimated production date sometime in 2020. Number four, the Century by Eviation, a startup based in Israel,
is another aircraft set to upend the as yet, nonexistent electric commercial airplane market. The Alice Commuter
measures 40 feet in length with a wingspan of almost 53 feet. The all electric airplane can seat two pilots and up to nine passengers. The 900 kilowatt hour
battery provides power to the three propellors, one at the tail and one at each wingtip. The cabin is unpressurized which limits the aircraft to a ceiling of 12,000 feet. A suggested altitude of 10,000 feet allows for a range of up to 750 miles at a cruising speed of 276 miles per hour. The company plans to begin
making commercial flights in 2021 with plans for more routes in the US and larger payload capabilities
to follow soon after. On a side note, I’m truly a fan of all the potential this represents. But I’m a bit apprehensive
about flying in something that bears such a strong
resemblance to a military drone. Number three, the word
volo is Italian for fly. Considering that this entry
looks like someone chopped the tail off of a helicopter
and replaced the main rotor with a framework containing
multiple smaller rotors, I’d say the name fits. 18 rotors measuring almost
six feet in diameter are connected to a round framework measuring 24 feet in diameter. This framework sits atop a passenger cabin which runs 10 1/2 feet
long by four feet wide with room for two passengers. This all electric VTOL is
powered by nine battery packs which control two each of the 18 rotors. It has a suggested cruising
speed of 43 miles per hour which allows a 17 mile range
and flight time of 27 minutes. A maximum speed of 62
miles per hour is possible with a flight ceiling of 2,000 feet. Although it’s a manned
craft, it does include autonomous operations that
allow it to fly on its own as well as having an emergency
parachute if necessary. Estimated pricing on this
one is around $350,000. Number two, another concept
aimed at the urban mobility market is this Air Taxi concept from Bell. Little is known about the
workings of the aircraft as only the passenger cabin was available for viewing at South By Southwest 2018. The current model is an all electric VTOL. The cabin looks like
something out of Bladerunner with its sleek design and
sliding doors on each side that open in opposite directions. Inside the cabin are four seats allowing for a pilot and three passengers. The tech forward cabin
allows the riders to maximize their ride time with internet
and wifi connectivity, Bluetooth audio,
touchscreens on the headrests and realtime route mapping. Each seat also has wireless charging for any devices and a cup holder. The company plans a working
demo in the early 2020s with a mid 2020 certified
vehicle production date. Hey everyone, while you’re
pondering over flying versus driving to work,
be sure and tell us what you think about airborne taxis. Are you up for a quick
flight to the office? Let us know in the comments. Number one, this all
electric VTOL is a product of eight years of dedication
that saw the company uproot and move to New Zealand
due to the forward thinking of their Central Aviation
Authority compared to a certain well known FAA. So high five the Kiwis. Lift is provided by a
total of 12 propellers with two attached to each end of six wings that run parallel to the cabin. Forward motion comes
from a single propeller attached to the rear of the cabin. And like other vehicles in the same class, there’s a safety chute
in case of an emergency. This completely autonomous two
seater has a cruising speed of around 90 miles per hour
with a range of 62 miles. It has a flight ceiling of 3,000 feet and a top speed of 110 miles
per hour, although neither seem too necessary considering the
intended use for urban areas. The first test flight was
taken in October of 2017. The CEO of the company estimates being in service within five years. – Hey guys, this is Cassie, I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments
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