VTOL


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VTOL

1. vertical takeoff and landing; a system in which an aircraft can take off and land vertically
2. an aircraft that uses this system

VTOL

(aerospace engineering)
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We can't predict the number of vehicles because Dubai doesn't know yet what role VTOL AAVs are to play.
DAC provided contract manufacturing, testing, marketing, sales, training, and MRO for a US Defense Contractor, and has built more than 70 small electric VTOL aircraft since 2013.
They invite interested parties to contact VTOL AEROSPACE, visit their new website at www.
Even if VTOLs were certified to fly today, cities simply don't have the necessary takeoff and landing sites for the vehicles to operate at fleet scale.
A VTOL aircraft will make use of electric propulsion so they have zero operational emissions6
Noting that the US is the only other country which has built such drones, Saffari said the Iranian VTOL aircraft has been built by the Iranian university students for the first time in the country.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global VTOL UAV market for 2016-2020.
The global VTOL UAV market is estimated to be valued at USD 2,235.
The Flying Wing developed by VTOL Technologies will, in some cases, be used in the same environments as helicopters, although not cargo or passenger duties like the V-22, but mostly to compete with drones.
According to the company's founder and director, Thorsten Reinhardt, VTOL hasn't been commercially successful in the past because of the complexity involved in the tilting mechanics.
In 2007, DOD issued an initial capabilities document (ICD) for a JHL aircraft with either super-short takeoff and landing (SSTOL) or VTOL capabilities.
4 billion [pounds sterling] for 14 American-made VTOL aircraft when recently the British-designed and made Harriers were decommissioned.