Vertical Aerospace https://vertical-aerospace.com/ is developing electric aircraft in the UK. Their Seraph platform has completed a series of flight trials and a new platform for the carriage of 4 passengers and a pilot is currently under development. This aircraft will fly 100 miles at up to 150 mph. The talk by Vertical Aerospace will focus on areas for technology development, now and in the future. The talk will consider the main areas of technical challenge for the Vertical Aerospace electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft and focus on energy storage (batteries), motor and flight controller technology and the difficulties that are faced.
Lawrence Blakely from Vertical Aerospace will present the talk. Lawrence is head of the electrical (incl. battery), mechanical and hydraulic systems for all Vertical Aerospace aircraft. He is also the Vertical Aerospace nominated Head of the Design Organisation EASA form 4 applicant.
Lawrence’s aerospace experience ranges from leading the electrical installation of the Orbital satellite launching system and leading the complete A400M wing electrical installation design, through to the electrical re-architecture of a number of systems throughout the A350 to enable production and weight targets. This experience covered all phases of the project life cycle from the conceptual design of a CS-25 (and SC-VTOL aircraft) through to the certification and continued airworthiness of CS-25 aircraft.
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