Thursday, January 11, 2024

First hydrogen-powered Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft

Swiss aviation startup Sirius Aviation AG unveiled its revolutionary Sirius Jet on Wednesday.

The plane dubbed the world's first hydrogen-powered Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft is crafted and designed in collaboration with BMW's Designworks and Sauber Group.

The Sirius Jet, an aviation game-changer, is a high-performance, zero-emission VTOL aircraft, propelled by a hydrogen-electric propulsion system.

The jet redefines excellence with cutting-edge technology, unique design, and precision engineering, setting a new industry standard.

The company plans to fly two versions of the Sirius Jet starting in 2025: Sirius Business Jet, tailored to private jet needs, and Sirius Millennium Jet, crafted for commercial aviation. A revolutionary leap that will reshape the global transportation industry.

Leveraging jet aerodynamics with airplane and helicopter versatility, it achieves extended flight distances, impressive speeds, and high altitudes at near-silent levels.

Sirius Jet Specifications: 

Sirius Business Jet: A zero-emission, hydrogen-powered VTOL business jet, featuring a 1,150-mile flight range, cruise speed of 323 miles per hour, altitude capability of 30,000 feet, ultra-quiet noise levels of 60dBa, and accommodates three passengers.

Sirius Millenium Jet: A zero-emission, hydrogen-powered VTOL commercial aircraft, offering a 650-mile flight range, cruise speed of 323 mph, altitude capability of 30,000 ft, sound footprint of 60dBa, and accommodates up to five passengers.

On Jan. 17, Sirius Aviation AG will host a monumental event at Payerne Airport in Switzerland, unveiling the aircraft's groundbreaking Hydrogen-Electric Ducted Fan Propulsion System with the first public inaugural ignition. The event will feature a press conference and insightful remarks from esteemed global leaders.

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