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Proudly presenting the Sirius Jet, Swiss aviation startup Sirius Aviation AG, in collaboration with BMW’s Designworks and Sauber Group, introduces the world’s inaugural hydrogen-powered Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. This technological marvel, set to be showcased at Payerne Airport in Switzerland on January 17th, 2024, boasts the revolutionary Hydrogen-Electric Ducted Fan Propulsion System, promising zero emissions throughout its entire flight.
Scheduled for its maiden flight in 2025, the Sirius Jet will be available in two distinct versions: the Sirius Business Jet, tailored for private jet requirements, and the Sirius Millennium Jet, designed for commercial aviation. Harnessing the power of hydrogen, the VTOL aircraft aims to deliver high-performance, zero-emission flights propelled by an innovative hybrid hydrogen-electric propulsion system.
BMW’s Designworks and Sauber Group have intricately designed the Sirius Jet, ensuring it caters to diverse passenger needs. The Sirius Business Jet accommodates up to three passengers, boasting a mile-flight range of 1,150, a cruise speed of 323 miles per hour, an altitude capability of 30,000 feet, and a remarkably quiet noise level of 60 dBa. On the other hand, the Sirius Millennium Jet, with a slightly reduced mile-flight range of 650, maintains the same cruise speed, altitude capacity, and noise reduction features.
Leveraging the expertise of BMW’s Designworks and Sauber Group, Sirius Aviation combines the jet aerodynamics of planes and helicopters in the Sirius Jet’s design. Safety is paramount, with the inclusion of an airframe parachute system designed to protect passengers and minimize accidents. This innovation seeks to enhance the psychological comfort of passengers, particularly those anxious about flying and unforeseen incidents.
The hybrid hydrogen-electric propulsion system of the Sirius Jet is complemented by a fuel tank, extending flight distances up to 1,150 miles. Sirius Aviation emphasizes that this range surpasses the capabilities of fully electric Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, capped at 150 miles. Alongside the unveiling of the Sirius Jet, Sirius Aviation AG proudly announces partnerships with BMW Group’s Designworks, Sauber Group, renowned for Formula 1 excellence, Alfleth Engineering AG, and ALD Group.
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