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XTI Trifan 200

 

TriFan 200
XTI Aircraft Company
Englewood, Colorado, USA
www.xtiaircraft.com

After five years of development of its six-seat turbine-engine hybrid-electric TriFan 600, XTI Aircraft announced on Nov. 19, 2020 that it had partnered with VerdeGo Aero on an unmanned diesel-engine hybrid-electric TriFan 200 for cargo and logistics. The TriFan 200 is sized for transporting 500 lb (227 kg) of cargo on missions of more than 200 nm (370 km). 

The XTI chief executive is Bob LaBelle, formerly the CEO of AgustaWestland North America. VerdeGo Aero is applying its high-efficiency, low-emissions diesel (Jet-A) hybrid powertrain to enable the TriFan 200 to offer operators outstanding operating economics.

XTI Aircraft's conducted the first test flight of its 65%-scale prototype of the TriFan 600 VTOL aircraft (unmanned and tethered) on May 2, 2019 in Placerville, California, USA. The TriFan 200 is the same size as the 65% scale prototype, which is sized for 2 passengers (hence the name). Length: 28 ft (8.5 m). Wingspan 24.2 ft (7.4 m). Height (to top of tail): 12 ft (3.7 m).

  

  

 

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