Faster, Further, Safer ...

Air carriers continue to eliminate many third and second tier routes to less profitable cities.  At the same time airlines are selecting larger aircraft to obtain necessary economies.  Many well-respected experts have analyzed the impact of VTOL operations in and around our largest hub airports.  They have arrived at the same positive conclusions.  Commercial VTOL aircraft would reduce the traffic burden, and the resultant delays, on the over-used hub network.

The Hexplane VTOL aircraft is ideally suited for this application.  The Hexplane is fundamentally a multi-engine turboprop which operates at fuel efficiencies superior to jet aircraft, and provides performance and safety superior to twin and quad tilt-rotor solutions.

Hexplane can operate from city centers, hub terminals, metroplex airports and very small satellite “vertiports” as well.  This promotes a far more geographically distributed air transportation system than the current overburdened hub and spoke system provides.  The travel option offered by Hexplane would permit an increase in the certainty of time of departure and arrival for the air traveller, and reduced delay to conventional fixed wing travellers, by diverting passengers from fixed wing to VTOL service.  The fixed wing airplane could fly the long leg routes (> 500nm) and the Hexplane could fly the more regional short haul routes (< 500nm).

The  discovery of the Hexplane technology’s speed, range, and unusual safety simply means that we now have a superior solution to both the conventional tilt rotor (CTR) and quad tilt-rotor (QTR) VTOL concepts.

The Hexplane concept presented here is based on the familiar Boeing 737-100 fuselage.  Smaller and larger versions are equally possible.
The Commercial Hexplane transport can provide a superior solution to relieve Hub congestion.
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Highest speed
Greatest range
Unusually safe and redundant
Lower development cost
Low disk and power loading
Low VRS susceptibility
Highly efficient propellers
Higher HOGE performance
Finish mission with failed propulsion
Superior fuel efficiency