XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has entered into a preliminary agreement with the Aerospace division of Honeywell International under which Honeywell will supply its HTS900 engine for use in XTI´s first prototype, a two-thirds piloted subscale of the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane, the company said.
Honeywell will also provide an additional engine for use in XTI´s Ground Propulsion Test System.
This follows the earlier announcement by XTI that it will build, test and fly the subscale as its first prototype or technology demonstrator within two years from now.
The TriFan 600 is a six-seat aircraft that will have the speed, range and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. XTI will build an operational propulsion jet stand that will house the Honeywell engine, drive train system, fans and flight controls.
XTI Aircraft Company is a privately owned aviation business based in Denver that is guided by a leadership team with decades of experience, a deep well of expertise, and success bringing new aircraft to market.