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Nieuwkomer ontwikkelt zakelijke tiltrotor
  • Piloot & Vliegtuig
  • On 07/26/2018

Nieuwkomer ontwikkelt zakelijke tiltrotor

NEW YORK – De Amerikaanse Transcend Air Corporation is gestart met de ontwikkeling een zespersoons tiltrotor. Deze Air Vy 400 moet vanaf 2024 commuter verbindingen gaan verzorgen tussen zakencentra in grote steden. De Vy 400 zal worden uitgerust met twee 1.700 pk sterke Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67F turbopropmotoren waarmee kruissnelheden tot 405 mph (652 km/h) mogelijk moeten worden bij een vliegbereik van 450 mijl (725 km). Het ontwerp voorziet in de montage van een BRS ballistische reddingsparachute. De titlrotor gaat leeg 2.177 kg wegen en krijgt een nuttige lading van bijna 1.000 kg. Transcend Air opent de orderboeken in 2020 en mikt naar eigen zeggen op het marktsegment waarin nu (VIP ingerichte) helikopters worden ingezet.

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Presentan aeronave que te llevara de LA a San Francisco en 55 minutos
  • López-Dóriga Digital
  • On 07/11/2018

Presentan aeronave que te llevara de LA a San Francisco en 55 minutos

Transcend Air Corporation anunció el desarrollo de un avión de seis asientos de despegue vertical y aterrizaje (VTOL) que espera revolucionar el mundo de la aviación. Se trata del Vy 400, el cual se espera esté listo para el año 2024,. Puede viajar a velocidades de 652 km/h, tres veces más rápido que un helicóptero tradicional, lo que significa que podrá viajar de Los Ángeles a San Francisco en tan solo 55 minutos. Tiene el sistema de navegación denominado fly-by-wire, no se podrá controlar manualmente, sino vía electrónica. Sin embargo los vuelos no serán baratos: los viajes de de Nueva York a Boston, en 36 minutos, costarán 283 dólares, de Montreal a Toronto por 325 dólares en una hora, y de Los Ángeles a San Francisco por 315 dólares.

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Transcend Air Introduces Vy 400 VTOL Commuter
  • AVweb
  • By Kate O'Connor
  • On 07/06/2018

Transcend Air Introduces Vy 400 VTOL Commuter

Transcend Air Corporation has announced that it has begun development on a six-seat vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) concept designed to carry business travelers between major cities. The Transcend Air Vy 400 will be a piloted, turbine-powered model intended for four to five passengers. The company has also said it has plans to launch a commuter airline service in early 2024. “This is a necessary and transformative addition to city-to-city transportation options,” said Transcend CEO Greg Bruell. “It solves multiple problems at once: We’ll take cars off congested roads, reduce pollution around airports and lower the cost of air transportation while drastically reducing travel times.” According to Transcend Air, it has built and flown 15 prototype VTOL aircraft since 2009. The company says the tilt-wing Vy 400 will have a range of up to 450 miles and be able to cruise at 405 MPH. It will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67F engines and be equipped with a BRS whole-aircraft parachute. The expected useful load for the aircraft is 2,200 pounds. The aircraft weighs 4,800 pounds empty and can carry 960 pounds of fuel. According to the company website, a Vy trip from New York to Boston would take 36 minutes and cost $283 per seat. Transcend Air plans to open the order book for the aircraft in late 2020 at a price of $3.5 million.

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Mașina zburătoare care face București - Constanța în 20 de minute
  • PLAYTECH
  • By Florin Cașotă
  • On 06/29/2018

Mașina zburătoare care face București - Constanța în 20 de minute

Unul dintre lucrurile care mi-au plăcut cel mai mult la filmele SF erau mașinile zburătoare și când eram mic speram ca pe vremea asta să avem deja nave pe cer. Totuși, omenirea încă se chinuie cu mașinile tradiționale, dar există speranțe. Transcend Air Corporation a anunțat că lucrează la o aeronavă numită Vy 400 ce are șase locuri cu care ai putea să zbori prin oraș, dar și să faci un drum până la munte sau la mare în doar câteva minute. Aeronava ar putea decola și ateriza exact ca un elicopter și este capabilă să ajungă până la o viteză de 652 km/h. Datorită acestui mod de funcționare pentru acest vehicul nu va fi nevoie de un aeroport, ci se vor folosi heliporturi.

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Transcend Air announces “affordable” city-to-city VTOL aircraft
  • Vertical
  • On 06/28/2018

Transcend Air announces “affordable” city-to-city VTOL aircraft

Transcend Air Corporation has announced the development of the Vy 400 (Vy), a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, as well as the proposed launch of a new airline service that will deliver business travelers directly to and from major city centers.

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