British automaker Rolls-Royce has brought to the air show Farnborough-2018 the concept of a flying taxi.
This will be the aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing). It will be a special wing design that can be rotated by 90°. The screws on the wing are foldable and can hide after the release of the aircraft to a certain height.
Flying taxi from Rolls-Royce equipped M250 gas turbine engine. The device uses a turbine to generate electricity six jet engines. A taxi will be able to carry four to five passengers at speeds up to 400 km/h on distance to 800 km.
Rolls-Royce plans to begin production and operation of flying taxis in the first half of 2020-ies.