Nexus UAM Iffy Bell is overselling the safety of Nexus urban air mobility (UAM) concept aircraft when it states that they “don’t have to carry extra parachutes and can always land safely under [their] own power” (Jan. 14-27, p. 50).  The environment the Nexus is destined to fly in—bird and drone strikes, collisions with UAM or manned aircraft, inevitable mechanical failures of any type and the obvious limited glide ratio of the vehicle—means that ...


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