SINGAPORE: VTOL business aircraft concept unveiled

martes, 6 de febrero de 2018

Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault and Gulfstream may not be watching their backs just yet, but a UK start-up has unveiled plans at the show for the world’s first vertical take-off and landing business aircraft. continue reading:

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First Press Release: Introducing the Starling Jet

Samad Aerospace is developing an electric VTOL business jet that has the range of 1500 miles and can carry 5 people (and a further 80 kg of baggage) with one person being the pilot. The Starling Jet has the speed of 450 miles per hour and is going to be developed with fly by wire and full autonomous capability. Less than 20 hours of training would be enough to fly the Starling Jet. The aircraft is capable to take off and land from an area as small as a helipad.

The Starling Jet is designed to have the high power to weight ratio electric fans similar to that of gas turbine engines. In addition, it features the power electronics and battery technology that can operate at a very low temperature and extreme environment of 30,000 ft altitude. The company is taking advantage of current developments in battery and power electronics and low cost gas turbine engine for charging the batteries at cruise.

The Future is Upwards and Green
The CEO and Founder of Samad Aerospace, Dr. Seyed Mohseni, has had a brief meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Teo Chee Hean during the Welcome Ceremony of the Singapore Airshow 2018 at Marina Bay Sands on the evening of 5th February 2018.

The Chief Technology Officer of Rolls Royce, Paul Stein was also present and has expressed that "The future of aircraft is indeed going towards electrification and aircraft with VTOL capability".

Samad Aerospace will be showcasing its one-of-a-kind vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) business jet at the biggest airshow in Asia on 6th February 2018. The Starling Jet, will be the world's first hybrid-electric VTOL business jet that is designed for performance, speed, comfort, and green with the added flexibility to take-off and land from just anywhere.

Mr. Teo who was also the keynote speaker of the Welcome Reception, has expressed his interest in getting Singapore's participation in Starling Jet project and be part of the technology development and supply chain of this unique aircraft. Talks will continue with EDB of Singapore to join the UK company in thus exciting journey.

The first official release of the Starling Jet concept is planned to be held at the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday 6th February 2018, at 12 pm (GMT +8) at the UK Pavilion Lounge. Media members are welcome to find out about this unique feature of the electric business jet.


The first hybrid-electric business jet

  • Fully electric during take-off/landing and flights over urban areas.
  • Conventional diesel turbofan engine propulsion during high altitude and outside cities cruise.
  • Door-to-door air travel, independent of airport.
  • Time saved/gained: 2.5 hours per trip.

Fast, comfortable and luxurious
  • High speed: up to 460 miles per hour.
  • Comfortable and luxurious cabin.

 Low CO2 emission, fuel economic

  • Less CO2 emission due to hybrid electric propulsion and hybrid turbofan diesel engine.
  • Refuel at fuel stations.
Safe transition to cruise and landing mode

  • Smooth and safe transition from vertical to horizontal flight and vice versa.
  • Cruise engines act independently from vertical engines below stall speed.

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