An African company will develop a vertical take-off business aircraft.

Thanks to the vertical take-off capability, the VBJ can rise from any helipad or even

normal free point. According to the developers, this will significantly reduce the amount of time that passengers spend on the road. Ordinary aircraft can land only on special runways that need to be reached.

VBJ will be made in the scheme nizkoplan. Two turboshaft GE Aviation CT7-8 capacity of about 3 thousand liters. with. each - they will be able to spin up four horizontal fans, thanks to which vertical takeoff or landing will occur.

VBJ mass will be about 5.7 tons. It is planned that eight passengers will be able to move on it at a distance of up to 4.4 thousand km. Maximum take-off weight, flight altitude and speed are not disclosed yet.

Pegasus Universal Aerospace is going to complete VBJ certification in 2024, and an aircraft may appear on the market as early as 2026. The cost of the device is still unknown.