The British developers of Samad Aerospace report that at the moment busy creating a business jet Starling Jet with a hybrid engine and the ability to vertically take off and land. According to engineers, the aircraft will accommodate up to ten passengers and will be able when fully loaded to fly a distance of up to 2400 kilometers.
Five drives will be used for landings, takeoffs and short flights within the city. For flying long distances it is assumed to use diesel turbofan engine. It is assumed that the aircraft can reach the speed of 700 kilometers per hour with a full hold of cargo and ten passengers on Board.
The developers said that when you create your aircraft first and foremost, for very wealthy clients and politicians, but noted that, if desired, Starling Jet can be converted into a fairly fast and effective transport, which can be useful to perform tasks in emergency situations. For example, as a flying ambulance or truck with the Essentials.
The first prototype aircraft with vertical takeoff was shown to developers during the Singapore Airshow 2018. But to imagine a fully ready to fly camera the developers expect not earlier than 2024. In addition to the model, up to ten passengers, the designers of the startup showed several variations of their flying machines, designed for fewer people.
One of them is a seven-seater machine e-Starling, capable of speeds up to 500 kilometers per hour in the movement range to 640 kilometers. Such a device will be cheaper than the older model, and release it plan for a couple of years early. Trials will begin next year. Prices and equipment will be announced later.