Is it a helicopter? Is it a jet?

Actually, it’s a little bit of both, a six-seater fixed wing jet that takes off and lands just like a helicopter. Baroque Aviation tells you all about it

 

Last week, the Colorado-based aerospace firm XTI Aircraft, launched an innovative equity crowd-funding campaign to raise the $50 million required to fund production of this unique aircraft that they have named the TriFan 600. This six-seater fixed wing jet that takes off and lands just like a helicopter has been in development for the past two years, and the company plans to offer it as the first commercially certified high-speed, long-range airplane that takes off and lands vertically.

If they are able to develop this revolutionary aircraft, the TriFan 600 will literally change the way we fly. This 6-seater combination of an airplane and a helicopter, takes the best elements of both to create what could possibly be the perfect aircraft.

 

The TriFan 600 is made out of carbon fiber and features two high-performance turboshaft engines as well as three deducted fans: these perform like propellors and enable the aircraft to take off vertically. The design is reminiscent of a luxury private jet that can not only travel long distance, but also reach very fast speeds (we’re talking maximum cruise speed of 400 miles per hour that can be reached in just 90 seconds!). However, despite all these design elements, this beautiful aircraft can also land and take off vertically from numerous locations, just like a helicopter.

If the public assists the firm in funding the project through a crowdfunding initiative, the first of these innovative luxury private jet hybrids will be built – it’s expected to cost in the region of $10 to $12 million , but would be well worth the price, considering its versatility!

The TriFan 600 will boast significantly shorter journey durations, which will, of course, save a significant amount of fuel and time. The aircraft will also be able to land and take off from various locations as opposed to having to land at airports. This means that passengers will land and take off to and from their destinations with ease.

 

The aircraft has been designed to transport up to 5 passengers and the pilot, has a range of between 800 and 1,200 miles, maximum cruise altitude of over 30,000 feet that takes 11 minutes to reach.

Of course, the interior will be designed to offer every comfort and satisfy the most discerning requirements. Passengers will travel in spacious seats with adequate space to store baggage.  

 

If you are interested in assisting in the crowdfunding campaign, or in finding out more about an aircraft that is set to change the way the jetset travels in private jets, contact Baroque Aviation right away, info@baroqueaviation.com, and we will assist you.