SAMAD aerospace has conducted the first flight test of a half-scaled prototype of its e-Starling business aircraft, representing a key milestone as the company looks to commercialise the world’s first eVTOL hybrid model.
Cranfield based UK technology startup, Samad Aerospace, has reached a major milestone with the successful conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) flight test of the company's 50% scale fully electric aircraft, the Starling, moving towards vertical take-off and landing (VTOL).
Samad Aerospace’s Starling programme has celebrated a milestone with the first successful take off and landing of its half scale fully electric aircraft. The successful test flight will pave the path to commercialisation for the e-VTOL hybrid aircraft. Samad CEO, Dr Seyed Mohammad Mohseni, praised his team’s resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, attributing this latest success to their “striking and unparalleled dedication during unprecedented times.”
Can flying directly from point-to-point become as common as driving? If the team at SAMAD Aerospace has their way, the answer is yes, as Urban Air Mobility becomes more prevalent. And the Q-Starling can be flown by pilots with a modified Private Pilot License (PPL) qualification.
Cranfield-based SAMAD Aerospace, a hybrid electric VTOL aviation company, has launched its concept for Q-Starling, a ‘high-end’ Personal Air Vehicle (PAV).
UK-headquartered start-up Samad Aerospace has unveiled its latest hybrid-electric aircraft development – a two-person vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet for the luxury market that is targeted for service entry in 2023.
SAMAD aerospace, the British hybrid electric VTOL aviation company is launching its concept for Q-Starling, a high-end Personal Air Vehicle (PAV).
SAMAD aerospace, the British VTOL aviation company, launched its concept for Q-Starling
Samad Aerospace launched in 2017 with plans to develop a family of electrically powered, ducted fan aircraft, starting with a UAV (the UAV Starling) and also including a light eVTOL aircraft (e-Starling) and a business jet (Starling Jet). When the company was launched in 2017, the plan called for the UAV to enter service in 2019, followed by the e-Starling in 2022 and the Starling Jet in 2024.