UAM and Design: No one size fits all

"There is, for example, no great advantage in flying from London to Manchester in three quarters of an hour if one has to spend an hour at each end travelling from and to the centres of those cities by airport bus. The answer to this problem will probably be found in the helicopter, but not in its present form. It is as yet too costly and too small. We have to look into the future for some form of air bus which will take us from Waterloo to the Place de la Concorde in an hour or less…" - Major-General D. Wade, (1955). Civil aviation—progress and problems.

An eVTOL is an electric-powered vertical take-off and landing vehicle that is seen to revolutionise human mobility in the third dimension. We see Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles as an outcome of the synergy between aviation and road transportation and believe that UAM has the potential to become the future of highways in the skies.

As the industry is very new and keeps rapidly evolving, a lot of questions remain unanswered, including the full potential of UAM vehicles. Currently, there are over 300 eVTOL desi