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Sweden’s VCraft Aeronautics startup announces a new two-seater eVTOL

VCraft Aeronautics, a high-tech startup based on Ekerö outside Stockholm in Sweden, has launched a two-seat uncrewed variant eVTOL according to AERO EDIH, a company supporting VCraft.

“The company’s electric aircraft uses a system that allows the direction of the propeller shaft to change depending on the phase of flight, a feature unique in Europe” according to a AERO EDIH post. “This system enables vertical take-off and landing like a helicopter, while also allowing for energy-efficient flight like a conventional airplane with wings. The development of this advanced aircraft has been cost-effective with a small, efficient team of specialists. The expertise of subcontractors has been utilized, enabling just eight people at VCraft Aeronautics to develop the first prototype aircraft, which is currently undergoing various tests ahead of its first flight.

“The vehicle is entirely electric, and the company has developed the battery system for its prototype aircraft. In addition to eliminating emissions, other environmental impacts, such as noise, are also reduced. The design is made to keep operating and maintenance costs low and minimise life-cycle costs.

“Both the manned and unmanned electric aircraft have several civilian applications, such as agriculture and forestry, as well as efficient transport of people and materials. Another use is to quickly reach accident sites, including those in difficult terrain or over heavy traffic, where conventional transport is time-consuming. This concept, called “First on Site,” has significant potential to save lives in crisis situations where time is critical.

“After working in secrecy since its inception, VCraft Aeronautics is now entering a more public phase with the aim of attracting new customers and capital. Internationally, there is a high demand for this type of vehicle, and the company has established contacts with potential customers on several continents.

“There is significant interest in the country for the establishment of production of VCraft Aeronautics electric aircraft, and the company is in contact with several municipalities that want to create new high-tech greentech jobs.”

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