VTOL aircraft


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VTOL aircraft:

see vertical takeoff and landing aircraftvertical takeoff and landing aircraft
(VTOL), craft capable of rising and descending vertically from and to the ground, thus requiring no runway. While a balloon or an airship has obvious VTOL capability, both are very inefficient at moving parallel to the earth's surface.
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VTOL aircraft

[′vē‚tȯl ‚er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
A heavier-than-air craft that can take off and land vertically. Abbreviation for vertical takeoff and landing.
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Said AeroCopter founder, Siamak Yassini, "At AeroCopter, we have completely transformed the rotary aircraft technology into a new and innovative VTOL aircraft that will transform aviation technology in the 21st century in the same manner that the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) transformed communications and information flow in the 1990's.
The M200X was the first flying car type vehicle to successfully demonstrate that it was possible to hover and maneuver a personal VTOL aircraft by someone with virtually no pilot training.
Millennium Jet is a privately held company that designs, develops and manufactures small manned and unmanned VTOL aircraft.
Bell in 2014 announced its concept for a new VTOL aircraft, the V-280 Valor.
While there are other VTOL aircraft under development, Elytron's aircraft is designed for fuel efficiency, low weight, greater safety, greater speed and simplicity of operation, targeting civilian use including medical emergency service, air taxi and oil exploration.
Objectives : Principal objective of the proposed project is a computational and experimental investigation of the novel concept of the VTOL (Vertical Take-Off) aircraft with the nickname Anuloid regarding its flight properties and flying qualities, and to then compare Anuloid with helicopters, tilt rotor aircraft, or other VTOL aircraft concepts, in relation to the potential utilization for transport missions in urban areas.
America's Osprey is another fast vtol aircraft, but it has the advantages of a more substantial domestic market and stronger political support.
Matrixacents aims to give rotary and fixed wing VTOL aircraft a high level of system intelligence needed to complete complex missions with minimal human oversight and at low altitudes where obstacles abound.
Bristol Siddeley held no great love for the USAF, which it saw as having no interest in VTOL aircraft because of doctrinal myopia.
A THIS was the nickname for an experimental vertical-take-off-and-land (VTOL) plane, the prototype for the world's first VTOL aircraft, the Harrier jump jet, which first flew in 1966.
Shallow-draft high-speed sealift (SDHSS) vessels; theater support vessels (TSVs); APS vessels that do not require docking to offload; and a new family of all-weather, day-and-night SSTOL and VTOL aircraft create new sustainment options.