XTI and Bye  Form Alliance on Hybrid/Electric Vertical Takeoff Airplane

XTI and Bye Form Alliance on Hybrid/Electric Vertical Takeoff Airplane

7-Mar-2017 Source: XTI Aircraft Company

“We’re replacing the transmission, gears, two large heavier engines and other components,” LaBelle continued, “with electric motors, batteries, generators, and a single smaller turboshaft engine.”

“Advanced electric power for aircraft makes the hybrid-electric configuration compelling for the TriFan,” added George Bye, founder, Chairman and CEO of Bye Aerospace. “We can now bring together into one extraordinary airplane, battery power, electric motors, and a light efficient engine in a vertical takeoff and landing platform.  The TriFan will achieve unprecedented performance and operating economy while being safer, lighter, quieter and cleaner.  We’re very excited to team with XTI on this game-changing VTOL project.”

The TriFan is a major breakthrough in aviation and air travel.  The six-seat TriFan 600 will have the speed, range and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter.  It will travel at over 300 miles an hour, with a range of over 1,200 miles.  Using three ducted fans, the TriFan lifts off vertically and then its two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to cruise speed and its initial climb.  It will reach 35,000 feet in just ten minutes and cruise to the destination as a highly efficient business aircraft.

 

 

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