Today I'm talking about a company that does things silently. No, it's not particularly tied to privacy - it just does quiet things, especially aircraft thrusters. And it is no coincidence that it is called Whisper Aero.
According to its CEO Mark moore, Whisper Aero is pursuing a hands-on approach, with technology that works without the need for new infrastructure or business models.
In summary? Conventional aircraft, but with extraordinary capabilities. Same airports, no conversions, billions of euros less for expenses.
Whisper Aero aircraft
Whisper Aero's planes are built around to a new generation engine , designed to be ultra quiet and efficient. In order of "release", the company plans to launch a drone, the Whisper Drone, to test the technologies to then be implemented on a commercial jet.
I find it a smart choice. A drone evtol has a much shorter horizon: design is simpler and current batteries can be used. In terms of configuration, size and effort, the drone is three-quarters "easier" to make.
When it is finalized, the tests necessary to develop the 9-seater jet will also be practically done.
What can change with perfect acoustics and better performance?
Virtually everything: no aircraft, the company says, can be this fast, quiet, efficient, and with equally low operating costs. (I open parenthesis: needless to say that military, intelligence and surveillance use is what comes to mind first, especially these days. I close parenthesis).
A result that can only be achieved by reinventing the very way in which powertrain technology works.
Without fanfare, Whisper Aero is working on something that could change the aviation game: significantly quieter electric aircraft propulsion than is currently available.