Jaunt Air Mobility to explore hybrid-electric aircraft with VerdeGo Aero

Jaunt Air Mobility signed a memorandum of understanding with VerdeGo Aero to explore the development of hybrid-electric aircraft. Jaunt Air Mobility is developing an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft built around a large central rotor for hover and fully vertical flight, similar to a helicopter. The torque generated by the main rotor is countered not by a tail rotor, but by 4 small wing-mounted electric motors. These are also used for forward propulsion. The all-electric craft is said to be 100 times quieter than a helicopter and will fly 980lbs of payload (cargo or passengers) over a range of…

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XTI Aircraft announces the TriFan 200 in cooperation with VerdeGo Aero

XTI Aircraft Company, the Denver-based VTOL manufacturer, announced the hybrid-electric TriFan 200 as a smaller aircraft in its lineup. The company has previously been working on the TriFan 600, an aircraft which uses three ducted fans for hover, two of which swivel for forwards propulsion while the third gets covered for aerodynamic efficiency. They have now teamed up with VerdeGo Aero who will provide a high-efficiency, low-emissions diesel (Jet-A) hybrid powertrain. The TriFan 200 VTOL aircraft features a similar design to its larger sibling, with two swiveling ducted fans mounted in front of the leading edge of the wing, and…

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