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 paved 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 paved 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” autopilot/computerized controls for takeoff and landing, 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 1000 miles/1600 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 progress have you made so far?

    These are some of the milestones that XTI Aircraft Company has accomplished:

    • Developed and tested (multiple hover flights) our 65% scale prototype

    • Significantly expanded our engineering team

    • Made considerable engineering progress. Preliminary Design Review (PDR) was completed in February 2022

    • Secured over 300 orders and pre-sales for the TriFan

    • Received patents in USA, Canada, China, Japan, and Europe, with patents pending in other countries

    • Entered into key supplier partnerships