aEro 2
Our aircraft uses a proven tilt-wing design concept which keeps the wings constantly under airflow and therefore offers outstanding stability and control even in very slow flight. An efficient tail fan provides pitch control in hover flight and ensures that aEro 2 is robust against changes in center of gravity and gusty conditions.

Four motors (two on each side) provide redundancy, with each motor temporarily able to provide twice the power to keep full hover capacity in case of a failure. The laminar airflow around the wing makes it less vulnerable to vortex ring state, strong wind and gust conditions in hover than any other aircraft.

The unbeatable visibility makes it safe to operate in congested areas and gives the passengers a wonderful view.
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  • 320km/h speed cruise
  • Hover Performance at 2’000m/M at ISA +20Deg C.
  • 2 seats
  • optional piloted
  • hybrid or fully electric
  • range 800km in hybrid mode and 120km in full electric mode
  • low noise profile and low downwash profile makes it best in class for Urban Air Transport and operation in populated areas
 
Keep it simple, safe
Our concept minimizes complexity and maximizes safety. We use two large fail-safe propellers with redundant drive systems for hover and cruise efficiency, and reduced down wash and noise pollution. The aircraft will have a lower noise profile than a car at the same distance (like aEro 1).

The low noise and downwash characteristics will make aEro 2 best in class to operate in urban areas.
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  • Proven aerodynamic technology: a tilt-wing design with constant airflow over the wings, providing unmatched stability and control even in very slow flight.
  • Large wing surface makes it less vulnerable to vortex ring state in hover than any other aircraft.
  • An efficient tail fan enhances attitude authority in hover flight, even in windy and gusty conditions.
  • 2 motors on each drive shaft ensure fully redundant hover capability
  • A conventional plane layout at cruise makes it flyable even without any propulsion system working
 
  • Ability to land like an aircraft on a regular airfield or in STOL (short take off and landing) mode even within a dozen meters.
  • Large props are efficient for hover and forward flight up to 400 km/h and therefore increase the pure electric flight capacity
  • Quiet, fully electric operation for take-off and landing
  • Optional hybrid range extender for 800km range and operation within today’s Flight regulations
  • Rugged lightweight design, from our experience with helicopter operation and aerobatic aircraft construction
  • Monocoque and crash absorbing fuselage design
 
Multiple redundancy
Even without electric motors running the aircraft is still under the pilot's control: unlike a multicopter, the conventional plane configuration guarantees flight safety in multiple ways. If 1 or 2 motors fail on one side, or even if 3 motors fail the aircraft is still fully controllable and can make an emergency short landing within a couple of dozens of meters. And even in glide configuration aEro 2 is fully controllable and glides at a 1:12 ratio (like today's single engine light airplanes). Finally, the integrated parachute guarantees the last line of safety.

Operational safety is also paramount: similar to a helicopter, for the safety of passengers and bystanders, the rotors are positioned above head height. The passenger compartment is a strong monocoque construction and the landing gear can absorb impact energy if necessary.
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Versatility
With the lowest power consumption to weight ratio in its class, the aircraft can travel in a fully electric configuration longer and further than any of its competitors. The wing starts to provide lift immediately when converting from hover to plane mode, and the large propellors are extremely efficient and quiet.

In its electric configuration, aEro 2 is able to travel 120km at 180km/h which makes it highly effective for urban air transport applications.

The hybrid configuration is able to keep its batteries near fully charged throughout the flight, offering longer hover times and greater flexibility. These even greater margins of safety allow it to operate within today’s IFR (instrument flight regime) conditions. aEro 2 will fly 800km distance at 300km/h at the same cost as a car.
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