This sleek new zero-emissions jet will fly on liquid hydrogen

March 15, 2024
The Sirius Business Jet could be a revolution in aviation, though it has a long way to go, Michael Verdon writes for the Robb Report.

BARR, Switzerland - Of all the emerging forms of aviation propulsion, hydrogen seems the least likely to be an early adopter. But Swiss-based Sirius has announced plans to start flight tests of a hydrogen-powered business jet in 2025, Michael Verdon writes for the Robb ReportContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

15 March 2024 - The Sirius Jet, which the company claims is the world's first hydrogen-powered vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The VTOL was made in collaboration with Designworks, a BMW creative consultancy company based in Santa Monica, Calif., and the Stauber Group, a Swiss-based company best known for its motorsports technology, including aerodynamics, along with Alfleth Engineering AG, and the ALD Group.

The Sirius Jet includes a business aircraft and regional commercial VTOL. The Sirius Business Jet is a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered VTOL business jet, which features a 1,150-mile flight range, a cruise speed of 323 mph, an altitude capability of 30,000 feet, noise levels of 60dBa, and accommodates three passengers.

The Sirius Millenium Jet is also a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered VTOL aircraft, but offers a 650-mile flight range with an eye on regional commercial use., a cruise speed of 323 mph, an altitude capability of 30,000 feet, a sound footprint of 60dBa, and accommodates up to five passengers.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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