Supernal's S-A2 Electric VTOL Vehicle

Supernal and Hyundai Motor Group have partnered to provide the finest automotive engineering and design to the aerospace industry. Supernal's newest electric vehicle, the S-A2, was inspired by the elegance and practicality of nature's creations. Every aspect of it is cutting edge. Even better, it is designed to foresee and easi ly integrate technologies of the future. It will establish the benchmark for advanced air mobility.

An eVTOL concept aircraft for passengers and air freight is called the Supernal S-A2. The aircraft's interior can be readily reconfigured to accommodate two, four, or air freight passengers. Luggage space will also be available in the passenger configuration. The aircraft will have one pilot at first, and artificial intelligence (AI) will take over as the pilot in the future.

Carbon fiber composite is used to create the fuselage, which has a low weight-to-strength ratio. The windows are larger than in a typical airplane, giving the passengers great vistas. Insects inspired the design of the windows.
The functional range is 40 nautical miles, the speed is expected to be 120 mph, and the flight ceiling is 1,500 feet. Based on our estimation, the battery size falls between 150 and 300 kWh.

Half of the four passenger seats are easily removable from within the cabin, and all four can be fully extended to accommodate freight. In addition to modest storage for personal belongings, passengers will have USB outlets for charging their gadgets.

Supernal claims that the noise produced by the electric aircraft will be comparable to that of a dishwasherquiet helicopters than that of helicopters or airplanes. The aircraft produces around 65 decibels during takeoff and landing, and 45 decibels during cruise flight.

Supernal plans to operate its eVTOL aircraft with. However,ts on board at first. However, the company is also working on autonomous flight technology that it thinks will allow for remotely piloted air taxi operations in the future, carrying up to five people.


S-A2 Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Vehicle - Specification List


Cruise Speed: 120 miles per hour (193 kilometers per hour)

Operating Altitude: 1,500 feet (457 meters)

Operational Range: Initially tailored for 25 to 40-mile trips

Propulsion System: Distributed electric propulsion architecture

Rotors: Eight all-tilting rotors

Noise Levels

Vertical Takeoff and Landing: 65 dB

Horizontal Cruising: 45 dB

Safety Features

Robust Airframe Structure

Redundant Components in Critical Systems (Powertrain, Flight Controls, Avionics)

All-Tilting Rotor Configuration for Enhanced Efficiency


Leveraging Hyundai's Mass Production Capability

Emphasis on Superior Quality and Cost-Effectiveness

Interior Features

Modular Design for Flexibility and Upgradability

Integration of Aviation-Grade, Energy-Absorbing Components

Distinct Pilot and Passenger Sections with Different Color Palettes and Materials

Battery Technology

Upgradable Battery Module to Incorporate Advancements in Technology

Aesthetic Design

Collaboration between Supernal's Aerospace Engineers and Hyundai Motor Group's Automotive Designers

Human-Centric Design Maximizing Passenger Experience and Safety

Clean, Minimalist Design with Lighting Transitions Throughout Flight Phases

Operational Display at CES 2024

Vertiport Exhibition at CES 2024

Simulated Flight Experience

Showcase of Potential Flight Networks and Supporting Technology

Emphasis on Vertiports as Key Elements for AAM Commercialization

About Supernal

Supernal, an Advanced Air Mobility company under Hyundai Motor Group, is developing an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and ground-to-air ecosystem to support the emerging industry. Harnessing world-class manufacturing, automation, supply chain, and R&D expertise, Supernal aims to make this efficient transportation option widely accessible in the coming decades.

Source: The next level of electric air vehicles

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