Theoretical studies have shown Clip-Air’s potential in terms of transport capacity. In the scenarios that were analyzed, Clip-Air was able to transport more passengers than a standard fleet thanks to a more efficient allocation of the available capacity.
Based on various hypotheses, the estimated costs of Clip-Air are also competitive. In 89% of the analyzed cases, Clip-Air generates a profit. According to the model that is currently being considered, carrying passengers without combined cargo transport, Clip-Air is actually less expensive than a standard fleet, as long as it operates carrying three capsules. The architecture of modular aircraft is remarkably vast, and a flying wing carrying three capsules is one possible choice. However, whether the aircraft is designed to carry one, two, or three capsules, its modularity is what makes this project strong.