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Sirius to unveil “world’s first hydrogen-powered VTOL aircraft on January 17”

Swiss aviation startup Sirius Aviation AG reports it will unveil its Sirius Jet – “the world’s first hydrogen-powered Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft; crafted and designed in collaboration with BMW’s Designworks and Sauber Group.” – on 17 January.

“On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, Sirius Aviation AG will host a monumental event at Payerne Airport in Switzerland, unveiling the aircraft’s groundbreaking Hydrogen-Electric Ducted Fan Propulsion System with the first public inaugural ignition,” according to the company. “The event will feature a press conference and insightful remarks from esteemed global leaders.”

“Leveraging jet aerodynamics with airplane and helicopter versatility, it achieves extended flight distances, impressive speeds, and high altitudes at near-silent levels,” said the company. In 2025, the Sirius Jet will take flight in two versions: Sirius Business Jet, tailored to private jet needs, and Sirius Millennium Jet, crafted for commercial aviation.

The Sirius Jet  is a zero-emission, hydrogen-powered VTOL business jet, featuring an 1150-mile flight range, cruise speed of 323 mph, altitude capability of 30,000 feet, ultra-quiet noise levels of 60dBa, and accommodates three passengers. The Sirius Millenium Jet has a similar performance but accommodates up to five passengers.

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