Airplanes and Airports
How many acres does this airport take up? 2,800
How many acres does one multipassenger vertical aircraft landing area take up? 1
BENEFITS OF VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFTS
1. Requires no runway which eliminates runway landing fees. Only a landing pad is needed. Runway costs involve repair/replacement, tire rubber removal, runway deicing, runway inspection for stray parts.
2. Requires no airport and can thus land anywhere. Also there are almost 20,000 airports in the United States, 5,100+ public and 14,100+ private.
3. Eliminated wing deicing costs.
4. Reduced aircraft storage costs.
5. Reduced engine maintenance and aircraft downtime. The Split Power Engine is a very unique engine with lower maintenance costs. Key parts of the engine can be taken out within minutes and replaced by another part.
6. Reduced landing gear costs, maintenance and tire replacements. Tires for a large aircraft can range from $3,000 to over $5,000. A large plane has 16 tires. It is said that when a large airplane lands, the smoke you see at the tires strips 1 pound of rubber from the wheel.
7. No wings.
8. No wing maintenance and inspections.
9. Reduced insurance costs due to the possibility that parachutes can be incorporated into each aircraft.
As a rough estimate for a large aircraft, given the above target areas, over $10 million in manufacturing and operational savings can be realized which can be deferred into having a larger interior aircraft space and finishes.
The end goal of this technology is to compete on value (more for the money), safety, passenger comfort and landing location flexibility.
The vision for flying cars is that anyone with adequate driving skills can at a moments notice travel long distances and live farther away from the cities they work in.
The vision for multi-passenger aircrafts is that people can fly in comfort and amenties such as reclining seats, fresh cooked food from onboard branded restaurants, bars, pet centers, private rooms, business centers and more can be realized.