Urban Aeronautics Ltd. (UrbanAero) Founded and headed by Dr. Rafi Yoeli, UrbanAero has established an early lead in developing a compact VTOL vehicle with no exposed rotors that is tailored to meet FAA requirements for powered lift vehicles and also capable of flying and operating inside complex urban and natural environments. With over 35 years experience in aerospace research and development, Dr. Yoeli has assembled a world-class team, which works with him to realize his vision for developing one of the last areas of aviation remaining to be pioneered: “Rotorless” Vertical Take Off & Landing aircraft.
To create, manufacture and market a family of VTOL, multi-mission, utility aircraft known as Fancraft™ that are capable of operating safely in complex urban and natural environments.
UrbanAero's long-range vision is to become the world leader in intra-urban aviation and to develop, manufacture and market a family of revolutionary, FAA certifiable and military urban aerial aircraft. The current focus of the company is the Cormorant (formerly AirMule) Unmanned multi-role aircraft for military use. Additionally, manned Fancraft™ variants for civil air-taxi and MedEvac applications are being contemplated. It is anticipated the initial implementation for civilian and manned Fancraft™ will be mainly for urban rescue and medical evacuation. The design, however, allows for tailor-made modifications that adapt the aircraft to an unlimited variety of tasks. Examples include utility work (i.e. power line maintenance or bridge inspection), civil policing and intra-urban or ship-to-shore taxi service, to name just a few.
Of 47 U.S. and worldwide patents that have been applied for, 39 have already been granted. UrbanAero is continuously improving and updating patents and strengthening its IP assets. UrbanAero’s Fancraft™ designs represent the aggregation and integration of cutting edge technologies that include highly modified ducted fans, controls, stability systems, fly-by-wire technology, advanced composites and a low acoustic signature. These proprietary technologies represent a significant barrier to entry for competing companies.
UrbanAero is in search of partners who are either capable of supplying components, or of assisting in lobbying for, manufacturing, and marketing the final product. Currently, UrbanAero is in discussions with leading aerospace companies concerning terms of cooperation for strategic partnerships.
Please contact Urban Aeronautics for further detail: [email protected]
Ehud (Udi) Arad – Legal Counsel: Adv. Arad, founding partner of Arad & Co., Law Offices, has a rich experience of over 20 years in offering the highest standards of extensive legal solutions in a wide variety of practice-areas, focusing in corporate and commercial law. Adv. Arad accompanies Urban Aeronautics from inception, attending to its legal needs as well as contributing to its business and commercial development.
Tactical Robotics Ltd. (“TRL”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics Ltd. TRL was formed in order to focus on the development of Air Vehicle configurations based on a license from UA for the unmanned military and homeland security markets. TRL has taken the lead in the development of the "Cormorant" (formerly AirMule) — an advanced and patented VTOL Unmanned Air Vehicle. Additional TRL information can be found at www.tactical-robotics.com Metro Skyways Ltd. (“MSL”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics Ltd. MSL was formed in order to focus on the development of AV configurations based on a license from UA for the manned civil markets (such as Air Taxi, Air Rescue and Medical Evacuation). Additional MSL information can be found at www.metro-skyways.com