The Future of Advanced Air Mobility

Jetson produces a kit-built eVTOL aircraft called the Jetson One. The Swedish company was founded in November 2017 by high-performance car entrepreneur Peter Ternstrom and drone specialist Tomasz Patan. In the summer of 2022, they start production of the single-seat Jetson One model, and deliveries of the kit-built vehicle are set to begin before the end of the year. In October 2021, the company officially opened an order book, having previously made a number of word-0f-mouth sales. Its limited production run is sold out through 2022, with the next delivery slots available in 2023.

The aircraft is being produced under FAA Part 103 rules and, as such, owners do not need a pilot's license to fly it. Jetson says it provides a day of flight training to customers, who complete assembly of the $92,000 aircraft themselves. 

The elementary design features an open chassis that means the Jetson One is only suitable for operations in fair weather conditions. It has eight sets of electric motors and rotors, and is fitted with a whole-aircraft recovery parachute.

Timeline

first delivery

Deliveries of the Jetson One eVTOL are due to begin in 2022.

program launched

In October 2021, Jetson officially opened the order book for the Jetson One single-seat eVTOL vehicle.

Outlook

Our objective assessment of this program’s probable success.

FutureFlight assesses the probability of success for a new aircraft program by considering the following criteria:

  • Total investment funds available in proportion to the anticipated cost of getting an aircraft certified and in service
  • A company’s in-house capability (in terms of numbers of engineers, technical staff, and customer support teams)
  • The past experience of the company and its senior leadership in developing aircraft
  • The caliber and past experience of key program partners
  • Whether key aircraft systems have been selected and are available for use
  • Whether the preliminary design review has been completed
  • Whether the design for the full-scale prototype has been completed
  • Whether the type certification process has been formally initiated with an appropriate regulator
  • Whether the company has achieved a first flight with a full-scale prototype
  • The number of hours logged in a flight test program
  • Whether type certification has been achieved
  • The number of orders and commitment received for the aircraft
  • Whether the company has adequate facilities to begin series production of the aircraft
Our Methodology

Jetson has quietly brought the Jetson One single-seat eVTOL vehicle to market under Part 103 sports flying regulations that do not require operators to be trained pilots. The Sweden-based company has collected a dozen $22,000 deposits for the $92,000 kit-built vehicle, with these deliveries due to be made in 2022. In October 2021, it announced it is now taking orders for 2023 delivery. 

Little information is available about suppliers to the aircraft or financial backing for Jetson as it prepares to launch production in the summer of 2022. The Jetson One's open-chassis design means it is only suitable for operations in fair weather conditions, which seems to limit its market to regions with temperate weather conditions.

Jetson Models

Jetson One Specifications

local vtol Flying Car/Hover Bike

Performance

  • Passenger Capacity
    1
  • Range
    n/a
  • Cruise Speed
    63 mph
  • Powerplant Type
    multi rotor
  • Power Source
    electric
  • Endurance
    20 min
  • Max Altitude
    15,000 ft
  • Takeoff Distance
    n/a
  • Landing Distance
    n/a
  • Empty Weight
    190 lb
  • MGTOW
    300 lb
  • Payload Weight
    210 lb

Dimensions

  • Length
    9.3 ft
  • Width
    7.9 ft
  • Height
    3.4 ft
  • Wingspan
    n/a

The Jetson One is a single-seat, kit-built eVTOL vehicle with eight sets of electric motors and rotors. It has an open chassis design and has been developed under Part 103 sports flying rules that do not require operators to have a pilot's license. It can land in a 10 feet by 10 feet space, and with the rotors folded is just under 3 feet in width.

Key Personnel

Peter Ternstrom
Peter Ternstrom

Founder, President

Tomasz Patan
Tomasz Patan

Founder, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)