Leonardo and Vertical Aerospace announce collaboration on Fuselage Development Program for the VX4 eVTOL aircraft.Leonardo is lending its expertise, honed on numerous civil and defense aerospace programs,to Vertical’s aircraft.
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The collaboration is for an initial six certification aircraft but may scale up to mass production of 2,000 VX4s per year, to meet Vertical’s market-leading pre-order book.
The VA-X4 has eight reasonably large-diameter props arranged on either side of the wing edges. With speeds over 200mph, near silent when in flight, zero emissions and low cost per passenger mile.
The VX4 is going to open up urban air mobility to a whole range of passengers and transform how we travel.In addition, the air taxi produces minimal noise, making around 60 dB in a hover and 45 dB in cruise mode, which is 100 times quieter than a helicopter.