The XTI Aircraft TriFan 600, using three ducted fans, lifts off and lands vertically.
The TriFan 600 aircraft, capture time traveling door-to-door, rather than airport-to-airport.
No runway required, but possible. Takeoff closer to your departure point…travel faster and farther…land closer to your destination.
After take off, in seconds the two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to high-speed flight.
Within just 90 seconds, the airplane reaches cruise speed – where the lift is provided by the wings just like every other fixed-wing airplane.
The fuselage-mounted fan, no longer needed, closes up. The airplane flies directly to its destination and reverses the process.
Landing vertically right where it needs to be – wherever there’s a clear helipad-sized paved surface.
The TriFan 600 is a six-seat aircraft that will have the speed, range and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. Using three ducted fans, the TriFan 600 lifts off vertically and its two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to cruise speed, at 400 miles an hour and a range of up to 1,600 miles.
XTI will build an operational propulsion jet stand that will house the Honeywell engine, drive train system, fans and flight controls. Once these important milestones are reached, XTI will complete development of the two-thirds piloted flying prototype.
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