XTI Aircraft TriFan 600

Quick Summary

The XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 is an eVTOL being designed in Englewood, CO, USA that uses three ducted fans to take off vertically which rotate towards the horizontal in order to facilitate forward flight. The XTI Tri-fan features a luxury interior, and has been in development since 2012.

XTI Aircraft, an Englewood, CO, USA based company

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Capacity: Pilot + 5 passengers
Max Cruise Speed: ~300 knots (345 miles per hour)
Max Cruise Altitude: 29,000 feet (above predominant weather)
Range: ~1,200 nautical miles
Vertical Lift: 3 ducted fans
Propulsion: Hybrid Electric Drive
Flight Controls: Fly-by-wire
Time to Max Altitude: ~ 11 minutes

*Range depends on takeoff method and payload

Refined Luxury

Stepping aboard, discover unparalleled cabin comfort, satisfying the most discerning needs.  Find perfectly shaped modern luxury with its exceptionally spacious interior adorned with elegant surfaces and intelligent high-tech features.  The latest in business class comfort with pressurized cabin for truly luxurious accommodations.

Latest in business class comfort
Seats 1 pilot and 5 passengers
Travel comfortably with adequate space and payload for overnight bags

Our Take on the TriFan 600

XTI Aircraft has a solid leadership team and momentum for building the first prototype of their TriFan 600 VTOL. Their CEO, Robert LaBelle, came from helicopter manufacturer Agusta Westland Helicopters, gaining substantial experience leading the helicopter company. Since the TriFan uses a hybrid drive system (a combination of a turbine and electric propulsion system, there may be some additional integration challenges, but turbines have been tried-and-true in both fixed wing and rotorcraft applications.