The Starling Jet is being designed and produced in by Samad Aerospace in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Samad Aerospace is fully electric and boasts the quiet performance and luxury of its concept.
Stage of Development
Aircraft Type: VTOL with Fixed Wing, Intercity
Powerplant: Three electric jet engines fixed above the wings and tail.
Range: 900-1500 miles
Top Speed: 460mph
Propeller Configuration: The fuselage opens sliding hatches for two fixed vertical propellers and engines fixed on the wings extend cowlings that angle 90 degrees down for four VTOL points of thrust
Passenger/Payload Capacity: 10 occupants
Autonomy Level: Piloted with plans for autonomy in the future
Our Take on the Starling Jet
The Starling Jet, part of a larger initiative by Samad Aerospace which is creating a fleet of eVTOLs/hybrid VTOLs, is the flagship of the fleet, aiming to provide door-to-door regional transportation. The goal of the Starling Jet is to replace traditional aircraft for journeys under 1000nm, in order to eliminate the need for 'last mile' ground transportation between airports and final destinations, which could greatly reduce overall trip times. Aircraft seeking to fulfill similar market segments include the XTI Tri-Fan, the Pegasus Universal Aerospace Vertical Business Jet, and the Transcend Air Vy400.