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State of Utah, US Collaborates with NEO Aeronautics in the Flight Trial of Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) and Deployment of Urban Air Mobility UAM Communities in Year 2020

2019-10-16 22:15 305

SALT LAKE CITY and SINGAPORE, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Division of Aeronautics, Department of Transportation for the State of Utah (UDOT), United States of America (USA) is available to assist NEO Aeronautics in connecting them with the necessary government and private industry partners for the development and deployment of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in Utah.

The Division of Aeronautics has a strategic initiative to make UAM a reality through the development of a state supported UAM infrastructure system, which includes the testing of aerial taxis and personal aerial vehicles (PAV) in current and future flight corridors, including VFR corridors and urban and rural airspace.

Utah's UAM initiative, while in its infancy, is very much aligned with NEO Aeronautics vision of developing UAM communities through the deployment of safe, reliable and affordable PAVs.

"Urban Air Mobility is an exciting evolution in the development of Keeping Utah Moving. UDOT is a leader in transportation innovations and this is no exception," said Jared Esselman C.M., Director of Aeronautics of the State of Utah.

The collaboration includes facilitation with necessary partners that will assist with:

  • Testing and certification of Crimson S8 PAV (scheduled in Q2 2020)
  • Sites identification and deployment of Crimson S8 PAV (scheduled in Q4 2020)

"NEO Aeronautics is privileged to collaborate with Utah for the flight test certification and the potential deployment of the Crimson S8 PAV," said Mr Kok-Beng NEO, CEO & founder. "The Crimson S8 conforms to FAA Part 103 category, allowing the development of UAM communities as minimal training is required to operate the PAV. In addition, we are committed to contribute to the community through our social mission of reaching out to youth based on our STEM outreach program."

The flight trial is scheduled for the 2nd quarter of 2020 with potential deployment before end of 2020.

State of Utah, US Collaborates with NEO Aeronautics in the Flight Trial of Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) and Deployment of Urban Air Mobility UAM Communities in Year 2020
State of Utah, US Collaborates with NEO Aeronautics in the Flight Trial of Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) and Deployment of Urban Air Mobility UAM Communities in Year 2020

Crimson S8 Production Model Specification Sheet

Specifications

Classification

Single-Person Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing (EVTOL)

Certification

FAA Part 103 - Ultralight

Configuration

X8 Coaxial Propulsion Design

Aircraft Dimensions

2.8m x 2.75m x 1.6m / 9.2ft x 9ft x 5.25ft


Performance

Curb Weight

115kg / 254lbs

MTOW

215kg / 474lbs

Maximum Payload

100kg / 220lbs

Maximum Airspeed

80kph / 50mph

Flight Altitude

15m / 50ft

Flight Endurance

15mins with 20km / 12.5mil Range


Avionics System

Flight Controls System

Triple Redundancy FCU


RTK Positioning & Navigation System


3 Axis Joystick Control with Precision Altitude Control System (PACS*)


Communication System

Long Range Telemetry Communication (900MHz & LTE)


Safety & Security

Safety System

Customized High-Power Delivery & Management System


Emergency Landing System (ELS*)


Proximity Detection & Avoidance System

Security Management

Active Geo-Fencing Flight Plan

*Patent Pending

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Source: Neo Aeronautics and UDOT; UDOT
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