Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Skyworks Global’s VertiJet employs both fixed wings and a vertical propeller that can function in helicopter lift or gyrocopter spin mode. The latter mode would also provide a safe emergency landing. The rotor also has small “tipjets” that can be used for short periods during vertical flight. There are inboard jet engines for forward motion. The vehicle uses two Williams gas-turbine engines. The VertiJet will have an estimated top speed of 400 mph (644 km/h), a range of at least 1,000 statute miles (1609 km), and can carry a 1,000 lb (454 kg) payload.
The VertiJet is an adaption of Skyworks Heliplane and will be aimed at the civilian business jet (bizjet) market.
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- Article: The Skyworks Global VertiJet, Transport Up, February 5, 2019
- Article: Transforming Tennis Courts into Airports: How Skyworks Global’s VertiJet™ is Poised to Transform Private Business Travel, Medium.com, February 1, 2019