Pegasus Universal to debut new ‘vertical take-off’ business jet concept

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Pegasus Universal Aerospace from South Africa is making its debut at EBACE 2019 (May 20 to 23) to showcase the pioneering work it has achieved with Pegasus One, its revolutionary Vertical-Business-Jet VBJ™.  Founding Chairman and visionary Dr Reza Mia is showing a two-by-two metre model of the ground-breaking design, which combines the convenience of helicopters with the benefits of jet travel.

The all-composite airframe Pegasus One is targeted for certification and deliveries in five to seven years’ time from its Pretoria, SA facility, where it has engaged an engineering partner who will provide the engineers and designers.

In offering Pegasus One, Pegasus Universal Aerospace is pledging to bring speed, comfort and style to travellers looking for transportation between busy urban airports, small and unpaved landing areas, yachts and regular helipads, amongst others. 

Its jet design has the possibility of landing and taking off vertically in the same locations as a helicopter, but it can travel further, propelled like a jet, more quickly, presenting a unique offering for owners /operators.  

Pegasus is targeting a 4,400 km range from runway take-off or 2,124 km in VTOL with a planned cruise speed of 796 km per hour.  The aircraft will carry six to eight seats with power provided by two 2,300 shp (specific horsepower) turboshaft engines.  

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