What Will It Take To Fly Like The Jetsons?

By the time electric vertical takeoff-and-landing vehicles are certified, they will have undergone rigorous scrutiny.

Many start-up companies are developing electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft (known as eVTOLs) for the first time. They are quickly learning that they have to carefully complete a set of specific tasks to ensure that all key performance and safety requirements can be met. BJT sister publication FutureFlight spoke to Geoff Bower, chief engineer with Archer Aviation, which is developing a four-passenger model that is scheduled to be operated by the company and customers such as United Airlines starting in 2024.

To learn more, visit FutureFlight.aero, a news and information resource developed by BJT parent company AIN to provide objective, independent coverage, and analysis of cutting-edge aviation technology, including electric aircraft developments and advanced air mobility.