Passenger Jet can take off like a Helicopter

TriFan 600 passenger jet can take off and lands like a helicopter, uses three ducted fans, powered by two gas-turbine engines.

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The TriFan 600 XTI Aircraft, after years of development, unveiled a revolutionary piece of aviation technology, once it’s airborne the two fans rotate to provide forward thrust and the center fan is only used for the vertical take off and landing.

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A powerhouse team, including former chief executives from Sikorsky and Cessna, have come together to change the very nature of private aviation with XTI Aircraft.

Meet the TriFan 600. This six-seat, vertical takeoff and landing airplane provides unprecedented freedom by transporting you door-to-door, rather than airport-to-airport.  Designed to fly as fast, as high and above predominant weather, and as far as other business jets, to more places and in a shorter period of time.

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By merging advanced, proven technologies in a revolutionary design, XTI Aircraft aims to change the way the world flies. And now they’re giving everyone the chance to be a part of it. What XTI is attempting today is not a new-technology revolution; it’s an evolution of new applications for existing technology. This reduces risks associated with manufacturing and certifying the TriFan 600.

XTI hopes to collect $50 million to fund the production of the plane.

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