VTOL On Demand Mobility

alberchico

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This article is a few months old, but it explains in great detail the coming reckoning as eVTOL start ups start to realize the serious limitations that current lithium batteries have as well as all the strict regulatory requirements that have to be met regarding battery safety. Not to mention that many companies have completely unrealistic timelines regarding certification and ignore the operational realities of scheduled flights, such as diversions due to weather or delays when coming in to land which will put them in a tight spot with the limited range of these aircraft.
 

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I particularly like this quote:

"When a manufacturer says an electric aircraft will be certified by some date, just blot that out. Think about applying an industrial bag of salt and you’ll be about right."

I agree with this. The Boeing Max debacle really screwed it up for all these new entrants be making the FAA much more cautious and hesitant when it comes to certification of any new advanced aircraft.
 

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