vertical takeoff and landing aircraft


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vertical takeoff and landing aircraft

Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters capable of taking off or landing vertically. Also called VTOL aircraft. See also vertical landing zone; vertical takeoff and landing aircraft transport area.
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The system brings agility, stability and safety to future electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
Their proper name is "electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft" (eVTOL).
Honeywell and Volocopter have signed an agreement to jointly test and develop new navigation and automatic landing systems for Volocopter's vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as the emerging era of urban air mobility moves closer to delivering a new breed of cleaner, safer and smarter air vehicles.
The Army intends to replace thousands of its aging helicopters in the 2030s with a new family of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that could include light, medium, heavy and ultra-sized variants.
The Vector Hawk design is well suited to support a man packable all in one solution that includes: a fixed-wing aircraft for standard and long endurance missions; a collapsible fixed-wing aircraft that can be launched from a tube from land or water; a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft; and a tilt-rotor enabling VTOL with transition to forward flight.
The vertical takeoff and landing aircraft is of the same type as those that the U.S.
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