BUSINESS JET (VBJ®)/
Pegasus Vertical Business Jet (VBJ®)
The Pegasus Vertical Business Jet (VBJ®) (Pegasus VBJ®) will be the first aircraft to provide true business jet performance coupled with helicopter convenience. The VBJ® will make point to point travel feasible with multiple innovations that make it safe and easy to fly.
The VBJ is designed specifically around ease of access to helipads / heliports and conventional runways.
This duel application positions the VBJ aircraft in a market segment that very few can compete with, especially when considering the multiple redundancies incorporated from the hybrid power source and flight control and stability systems.
The comfortable interior cabin offering 6 PAX + PIC, an on-board lavatory, galley and baggage compartment all support a great relaxing experience exuding comfort and style.
Targeting Government operations, corporates, HNWI’s, medivac, search and rescue, offshore operations, general charter, super yachts and ocean going vessels. Pegasus VBJ® is about to change the way we understand air travel, designed with the capability to land on almost any surface.
- Hybrid propulsion
- Sophisticated simplicity (FCS)
- Single pilot operation / dual pilot
- Reliability & Safety
- Redundancy (Multiple levels)
- Business aircraft / VIP
- Border Control
- Search and Rescue
- Oil and Gas (IOGP)
- Moving platforms i.e. Yachts
- Military application
- Large Scalability (type specific)
No other executive jet
will offer such a exponential mix of convenience, performance, speed and comfort.
With the VBJ® one would be able to take off and land anywhere, whether it’s on a rooftop, a yacht, or a helipad – the possibilities are endless. In fact, Pegasus VBJ® is heralding a new era of point-to-point air travel.
The Pegasus VBJ® already had it’s South African Patents, RSA 2017/01274, granted in 2017. EU Patents, EP3169586, were approved earlier in 2020, and the USA Patents, US 10,710713 B2, approved on the 14th July 2020.
Compared to the cabin of a helicopter, Pegasus VBJ® comfortable with low noise and little to no cabin vibrations. This means more productive meeting or business time in travel. Pegasus VBJ® cabin is larger and more luxurious. With a smoother, faster flight and greater range Pegasus VBJ® will be beneficial in the “Golden Hour” of medical evacuations.
|Number of Seats:||7 seater (6 Pax + PIC)|
|Engine Type:||Hybrid Powerplant x 2|
|Fuel Capacity in Kgs:||2040|
|Range in Kilometres:||4400 (runway) 2124 (VTOL)|
|Endurance in hours:||6.6 hrs (runway) 3.18 hrs (VTOL)|
|Propeller type & operation :||Twin double ducted fans and four lift fan units|
|Fixed or retractable undercarriage:||Retractable|
|Type of construction:||Composite|
|Lead time for ordering:||12 to 18 months from FAA certification|
|Applications:||Business Jet, Medivac, Search & Rescue, Cargo, Policing, Oil & Gas Platforms, Seaborne Vessels, Unprepared Landing Strips/Pads, Scalability.|
|Speeds in Knots:||Cruise = 410 / Stall = 70 / VNE = 430|
|Size:||Length = 15 m / Wingspan = 14.8 m / Height 3.6 m|
|Weight in kgs:||MTOW = 5700KG / Empty = 3040 kg / Useful Load 2660kg|