Bell Textron unveiled an electric air taxi this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and it’s one of the coolest concept vehicles that we have ever seen. DRONELIFE caught up with Cary Cannon, Bell’s Chief Engineer of Innovation, on the show floor. “We have seen a big shift in aviation,” says Cannon. “10 years ago we would not have considered batteries, but today it makes much more sense… Electric propulsion allows you to dramatically simplify the propulsion systems.”
While the vehicle is still a concept, Cannon says that implementation may not be that far off. “Bell is uniquely situated in that we understand the certification process needed as well as how to build aircraft and integrated the necessary systems for safe flight,” says Cannon.
The following is from a Bell Textron Press Release.
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CES 2020 – Las Vegas (Jan. 6, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:…