VTOL, or vertical takeoff and landing, aircraft are becoming more common as technology advances. These planes can take off and land vertically, without a runway. This makes them ideal for use in crowded cities or on small islands. VTOL aircraft are also quieter than traditional planes, which makes them better for urban environments. Some companies are now developing electric-powered VTOL aircraft, which could make them even more environmentally friendly and reduce noise pollution.
Some of the emerging trends in VTOL aircraft include the use of electric propulsion, the use of autonomous flight control, and the use of new materials such as composites.