Founded in 2021 Sirius Aviation AG is headquartered in Baar, Zug, Switzerland. The company is in the business of making clean, safe, economic, quiet, long-range and fast hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) jets for advanced air mobility (AAM), capable of both city-wide and regional travel. The company is developing a state of the art hydrogen-powered hybrid-electric VTOL passengers jets in collaboration with BMW Designworks and the Sauber Group. (Image credit: Sirius Aircraft)
Sirius eVTOL Jet passenger defunct concept design aircraft
The Sirius eVTOL Jet is a long-range passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) defunct concept design business jet. The graphic above of the company’s first concept design jet was published on the company’s Facebook Page on October 25, 2021. At the time, the company wrote their “Sirius Jet” used eVTOL technology that is “100% electric with zero emissions in the atmosphere.” The aircraft holds one pilot and possibly four or more passengers.
In 2021, the company did not reveal any of the specifications for the jet. However, one Facebook post said their aircraft would fly from Zurich to Geneva (Switzerland) in 45 minutes, revealing their predicted cruise speed was 299 km/h (186 mph). The aircraft has a front canard wing and one high main wing towards the rear of the aircraft and all wings have winglets. The are a total of 24 electric ducted fans (EDFs) on the aircraft with a total of 24 electric motors. Each canard wing has four electric ducted fans and the canard wing is a tilt-wing. On the rear of each side of the high main wing, there are eight electric ducted fans which rotate back to vertical for VTOL flight. The high main wing is a fixed-wing. The aircraft was planned to be powered by battery packs.
The fuselage is made from carbon fiber composite for a high strength to low weight ratio. The jet has no tail. The aircraft has retractable tricycle wheeled landing gear. There is a whole aircraft emergency ballistic parachute on the aircraft. The company at the time, estimated the aircraft’s noise would be less than 60 dB at a 100 meters (328 feet) distance.
In 2021, the company’s website stated they expected the Sirius eVTOL Jet to be produced by 2025. The Sirius eVTOL Jet concept design has been scrapped and is now defunct.