A Flarecraft is a form of Elektro Motive V/TOL (Vertical/Take-Off & Landing) Vehicle what is officially termed a Hydrofoil Assisted Wing-In-Ground Craft by the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for a marine craft using ground effect as a means of lift.
[ Tonn + Barr ], literary WaveTop in the Irish language, a word that defines its characteristic mode of travel just above the wave tops and its preeminence as the best of breed in high-speed transportation affordable by all. This vessel type is intended as but one element in the introduction of a new formula of mass transportation and high personalization logistics ecosystem.
The mission adaptive Tonƞβarr™ Flarecraft offers speed, safety, more energy efficient than any competing alternative currently in use, proposed or hypothesized.with a resilience that anticipates the kinds of natural disasters that always debilitate existing transportation on land, sea, and air.
An earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, violent storm, or forest fire would disrupt surface roads, expressways, buses, high-speed railways, and commercial aviation but would have minimal impact on this variant of wing-inground technology.
The Tonƞβarr™ variant of Flarecraft will be far and above the only mass transit concept able to service high traffic, high population density ports on or near oceanic Intracoastal harbors and municipalities.
It is capable of almost silently traversing environmentally sensitive tributary rivers, creeks, and marshlands with little to no impact, providing regularly scheduled services to commonly inaccessible communities that would otherwise be considered economically unviable, and from inception the craft’s ecosystem and critical dependencies have been envisioned as future-earthquake proofed with redundant power, control, and communications.
These craft intended to aggressively compete directly with popular regional commuter jet transports exemplified by the best-of-breed Embraer E-Jet family with capacities from 100 to 190 passengers in its largest variant. And as an all-electric flarecraft, it will require no permanent infrastructure beyond access to live power from a regional electric smartgrid.
Upon a successful trail demonstration, expert, and public approval, a small fleet would be deployed to serve the US California state coastline beginning with San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, then swiftly expanding inland, north, and south.
The Tonƞβarr™ explicitly derives energy for its primary drive from a special semi-permanent, wireless transfer scheme connected to the regional electric power grid. Named the OccultAlloy RoadEdge™ Emitter Array, it a SmartGrid to SmartRoad ecosystem, only in this case we speak of navigating a course over the sea, virtual roads traversing Intracoastal and tributary waters.
Aside from the pragmatic utility of these crafts in their leveraging of existing technologies and infrastructure, the overarching desire was to create a system with minimal environmental impact, one that as mentioned earlier, would remain operational in the event of an earthquake or any other human or natural catastrophe. Sophisticated landscape architecture will be used to secret the emitter arrays unobtrusively into the natural shoreline.