Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I land the TriFan at any helipad that already exists?
Yes. If it’s safe and legal, and you have the right access to a particular helipad. The size of any one of thousands of typical helipads will accommodate the TriFan 600. In addition, the TriFan 600 can take off or land at any clear, helipad-sized improved surface.
Can I use the TriFan 600 at smaller general aviation airports unavailable to other jets?
Yes. Unlike other jets, the TriFan 600 is not limited by runway length, clear landing approaches, and the sophistication of the electronic landing aids that serve them. The TriFan 600 is both VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) capable and STOL (short takeoff and landing) capable. Because it can take off and land from any improved general aviation airport – with or without use of a runway — the TriFan 600’s operational versatility makes it uniquely possible to utilize any one of the thousands of smaller airports worldwide with runways otherwise unavailable to other business jets.
How safe is this aircraft?
The TriFan 600 is exceptionally versatile and offers unparalleled freedom to land with or without a runway, depending on operational conditions. It will be certified for IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) operations in inclement weather, including known icing. It will also be equipped with advanced safety features such as sophisticated “fly-by-wire” controls for the ducted fans, collision avoidance technologies, and state-of-the-art avionics.
How is the TriFan 600 different from the competition and other VTOL aircraft projects?
A significant differentiator between the TriFan and other VTOL aircraft under development is our range and speed. We can go over 700 miles/1100 km helipad-to-helipad (Wall Street Heliport to Detroit, or London to Monaco), and 850 miles/1400 km if a short runway is available. That’s great versatility! Even the best all-electric VTOL aircraft being built for UAM (short-range Urban Air Mobility) or for regional flights can only go a maximum of 200 miles/300 km due to battery limitations.
What is the stock price?
XTI does not publicize valuation of the company. The company is not currently listed on any public stock exchange.
Have you flown your prototype?
We have successfully hovered our 65% scale prototype numerous times. During the pandemic our testing program was delayed. We are now developing the company’s first full-scale piloted test aircraft.
What is your path to zero emissions?
We are firmly committed to this goal. For XTI to achieve zero emissions with the TriFan 600, three elements will be required:
XTI’s management has extensive experience in developing and certifying aircraft. We are focused on bringing to market at the earliest date possible our revolutionary aircraft that combines the speed, range, and comfort of a fixed-wing business aircraft with the point-to-point convenience of a helicopter. In order to accomplish this goal and also move toward zero emissions, XTI is initially developing the TriFan 600 with two turboshaft engines capable of using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). This will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 75% when using 100% SAF. We will incorporate hybrid-electric propulsion, and progress further to all-electric propulsion, as soon as the three elements listed above will allow.
With our phased approach, we can first concentrate on developing a state-of-the-industry VTOL aircraft while simultaneously advancing hydrogen and electric power. This strategy will allow the systematic development of green energy solutions while we are certifying the other critical elements of a long-range, high-speed VTOL aircraft, and is, in our judgment, the most expeditious path to useful sustainability.
What progress have you made so far?
These are some of the milestones that XTI Aircraft Company has accomplished: