Boeing Unveils a Massive Autonomous Drone
Boeing Unveils a Massive Autonomous Drone that Can Carry up to 500 Pounds
When it comes to delivery services, fully automated vehicles are the future of air-transport industries. Boeing, a giant American aerospace firm has unveiled a Massive Autonomous Drone that can carry massive payloads up to the weight of two baby elephants. The aerospace firm named it an unmanned cargo aerial vehicle (CAV) and a prototype of vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL).
The future of autonomous aircraft, the drone is fully electric and designed to carry up to 500 pounds (226kg) for future aerospace cargo delivery and other logistics applications. The drone measures 4.6 meters long and 5.5 meters wide and weighs 339 kilograms (747 pounds) and has eight counter-rotating blades for vertical flight and is fully battery powered.
The cargo aircraft vehicle’s prototype took only three months for Boeing’s engineers and technicians to design and build and has successfully completed its initial stage of a test at the research lab in Missouri. Chicago-based aerospace firm Boeing powered the drone with the eco-friendly electric propulsion system that boosts the advanced battery and electric motors and makes the vehicle less costly and away from fossils fuels. “This flying automated aircraft shows another out breaking step in our Boeing eVTOL technology,” said Greg Hyslop the Boeing’s chief technology officer at the conference. “And we have an opportunity to use this prototype as a flying test bed to change air travel and transport as well as to mature the autonomous technology for future applications.”
“The development of CAV prototype is based on existing unmanned technology capabilities and represents futuristic autonomous aerospace cargo delivery,” said Steve Nordlund, vice president of Boeing HorizonX.” This safest integration of CAV prototype with unmanned systems is crucial to boosting its full potential.
Boeing based in Chicago, Illinois is the giant American aerospace firm, pioneers in manufacturing the commercial defense, jetliners, space, and security systems. Boeing as a top exporter company is backed by many airlines and serves government customer in 150 countries.