This New Hybrid Electric Aircraft Can Take Off Vertically and Land Like a Plane

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After taking off from a helipad, these new aircraft can land on runways as short as 100 yards or more.

Story the Robb Report. Photo courtesy of Mantra.

Swiss manufacturer Manta has created a twist on traditional eVTOL aircraft, which are designed to ascend and descend like helicopters. Its single-seat ANN1 and double-seat Ann2 are actually eSTOLs—the S stands for “short-area”—that execute vertical takeoffs and landings, but they can also land like conventional aircraft on runways as short as 100 yards.

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