Fraunhofer Aeronautics debuts newly developed “Tensor 600X” at European Rotors

©Fraunhofer Aeronautics debuts newly developed "Tensor 600X" at European Rotors

Fraundorfer Aeronautics has unveiled its new Tensor 600X gyrocopter at European Rotors in Cologne. With a maximum cruising speed of 200 kph, the aircraft also has a range of 600 kilometres and is destined as a solution for personal mobility.

Compared to a traditional helicopter, the TENSOR 600X is roughly twice as efficient owing to its “Fraundorfer R01 High Performance” rotor system – a new generation of autorotation rotors. In addition, the new design has helped to achieve outstanding performance, stability and safety values, while enabling the aircraft operate in locations and conditions unsuited to other aircraft types. Capable of taking off almost vertically it is very economical to operate.

Where improved safety is concerned, the Tensor 600X does not experience stalls or spins. Even in critical weather conditions, the Tensor can fly safely. Where a single-engine aircraft would normally require 5,000 metres of visibility and a minimum safe altitude of 600 metres; the Tensor requires only 800 metres of visibility and 150 metres of minimum safe altitude. This results in its ability to fly in 85% of all weather conditions.

In addition, Fraundorfer Aeronautics offers compact pilot training. Using modern training methods, simulator training and courses in blocks, the pilot’s license can be obtained after a total of four weeks of training. Furthermore, the company’s “Pilot-to-Pilot Guidance” offers its customers comprehensive support in all flying-related matters.

“When we founded Fraundorfer Aeronautics, we wanted not only to bring the beauty and efficiency of flight into everyone’s daily lives, but also, and more importantly, to enable environmental and disaster relief missions that were previously infeasible,” says Christoph Fraundorfer, founder and CEO of Fraundorfer Aeronautics. “We have been performing unsolved, highly complex aerodynamic calculations for decades. After seven years of risks and challenges, we’ve made a breakthrough.”

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