Samad Aerospace is developing an electric VTOL business jet that has the range of 1500 miles and can carry 5 people (and a further 80 kg of baggage) with one person being the pilot. The Starling Jet has the speed of 450 miles per hour and is going to be developed with fly-by -wire and full autonomous capability. Less than 20 hours of training would be enough to fly the Starling Jet. The aircraft is capable to take-off and land from an area as small as a helipad.
The Starling Jet is designed to have the high power-to-weight ratio electric fans similar to that of gas turbine engines. In addition, it features the power electronics and battery technology that can operate at a very low temperature and extreme environment of 30,000 ft altitude. The company is taking advantage of current developments in battery and power electronics and low cost gas turbine engine for charging the batteries at cruise.