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XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced on Jan. 10 that it has been invited by organizers in Kuwait to exhibit at the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show, Jan. 17 to 20.
Thousands of attendees have registered for the show, where XTI will be displaying its one-third scale model of the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane to investors and potential customers from around the globe, as well as industry and media representatives during the four-day event.
The Kuwait Aviation Show will be the fourth major trade show for XTI in the past seven months. In June 2017 after the Paris Air Show, XTI announced its first orders for the TriFan 600 under the company’s pre-sales program.
Following Paris, XTI officially launched its prototype program at the National Business Aircraft Association trade show in Las Vegas in October 2017, where the company received numerous additional orders and expanded its financial and strategic relationships.
Following the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in November of last year, XTI announced it had booked over 60 orders for the TriFan.
“We see the Kuwait show as the next major opportunity to attract customers and investors,” said Robert LaBelle, XTI’s chief executive officer.
The TriFan 600 is a major breakthrough in aviation and air travel. The six-seat airplane will have the speed, range and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. It will travel at over 300 miles per hour, with a range of up to 1,200 miles.
Using three ducted fans, the TriFan lifts off vertically and then its two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to cruise speed and its initial climb.
It will reach 30,000 feet in just 11 minutes and cruise to the destination as a highly efficient business aircraft.
“The TriFan 600 combines vertical takeoff with long-range, plus the speed and comfort of a business jet and a quiet, clean state-of-the-art hybrid-electric propulsion system,” said LaBelle. “There’s absolutely nothing comparable to the TriFan 600.”