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.
Turning Samad’s concept for the Starling Jet into a visual reality.
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.
SAMAD Aerospace, the British hybrid electric VTOL aviation company launches its concept for Q-Starling, a high-end Personal Air Vehicle (PAV).
A luxury personal air vehicle (PAV) vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) for two passengers. Manufactured from carbon fibre, the vehicle is powered by a hybrid-electric turbo-generator.