The third installment of the Electric VTOL News series, this video is an interview of the CEO of XTI Aircraft on the plans and progress of the 6-seat XTI TriFan 600 regional hybrid electric VTOL.
Although there is much work going on right now on fully-electric VTOL aircraft for the Uber Elevate mission and other intra-city applications, larger aircraft and longer distances will require hybrid-electric propulsion solutions in the foreseeable future.
One contender is XTI Aircraft Company, which is well advanced with its TriFan 600, a hybrid-electric VTOL-capable aircraft now expected to enter production in 2022, two years earlier than originally planned, according to XTI CEO Robert LaBelle.
Find out more at www.vtol.org and www.evtol.news. This interview was conducting in support of the article, "XTI Aircraft Refines its TriFan 600 VTOL BizJet," Vertiflite, March/April 2018, http://evtol.news/2018/02/2...
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