Timeline

Technology driven for an engineered future.

2018

S1D & S2D.

  • S1D. The first flying prototype of the e-Starling has been developed, to prove the SAMAD Aerospace concept. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled¬†fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was showcased in EBACE 2018 in Geneva.
  • S2D. Fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was showcased in EBACE 2018 in Geneva

2019

S1P & S2P.

  • S1P. In order to get a better idea of control mechanisms and the performance of larger fan propellers S1P is designed. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was tested successfully in 2019.
  • S2P. After a successful experience with the S1 SAMAD Aerospace (SAL) progressed to a larger prototype with a wingspan of 20% size the e-Starling, the S2. This aircraft was also fully electrically powered and remotely piloted and was used to demonstrate a more scalable prototype. The S1P uses contrarotating propellers to generate lift, instead of high RPM electric ducted fans (EDF) of the S2P.

2020

S5U.

  • S5U. 50%-scale prototypes of the e-Starling. The first milestone of this phase was the delivery of an unmanned version (S5U). It has a wing- span of approximately 8 meters. The S5U prototype is expected to undergo flight tests in Sept 2020.

2021

S5m-Starling

  • S5M. The same as S5U, it has a wing- span of approximately 8 meters. This aircraft will be tested to give the confidence to the SAL team to move towards the second milestone, which is flight of a manned version of the 50%-scale prototype of the e-Starling (S5M).

2025

e-Starling

  • e-Starling. 5-Seater hybrid electric powered passenger aircraft with full VTOL capability. Cruising speed will be 300 Mph and a range up to 400 miles, depending on the payload.

2027