Bye Aerospace is partnered with XTI Aircraft Company to develop a hybrid-electric VTOL business aircraft, the “TriFan 600” (www.XTIAircraft.com). Advanced electric power for aircraft makes the hybrid-electric configuration compelling for the TriFan, bringing together into one extraordinary airplane, battery power, electric motors, and a light efficient turboshaft engine in a vertical takeoff and landing platform.
The six-seat TriFan 600 will have the speed, range and comfort of a light business jet and the ability to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. It will travel at over 300 miles an hour, with a range of 1,200 miles. Using three ducted fans, the TriFan lifts off vertically and then its two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to cruise speed. It will reach 35,000 feet in just ten minutes and cruise to the destination as a highly efficient business aircraft.