BAAR, Switzerland – Sirius Aviation AG in Baar, Switzerland, unveiled two iterations of 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.
Leveraging jet aerodynamics with airplane and helicopter versatility, it achieves extended flight distances, high speeds, and high altitudes at low decibel levels.
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.
On 17 January 17 2024, Sirius Aviation AG will host an event at Payerne Airport in Switzerland to unveil the aircraft’s hydrogen-electric ducted fan propulsion system with the first public inaugural ignition.