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Mid 2016

Airvinci Helicopter

The Airvinci One - Our Backpack Helicopter
Thanks to the compact measurements, the Airvinci Helicopter can take off and land in almost every location. Flight times of up to 3 hours allow daily flights for commute, leisure as well as cargo of up to 260 lbs payload possible. With the variable control system, it can be piloted from the aircraft as well as remotely. Even further, we are working on programs that make a completely autonomous flight possible. Additionally, way-point-flight capabilities for remote and autonomous control will make the flight experience available to individuals without a license that can have limited control over the aircraft, while instructors and computer systems safeguard this revolutionary new flight experience.
Top priorities are safety and reliability of our Airvinci Helicopter. The helicopter has multiple power systems: two separate aircraft engines guarantee a safe and controlled landing even in case of an engine failure. To prevent damage or danger, the aircraft is designed with a minimum of exposed moving parts. As a third security system, a ballistic parachute can be deployed in emergency situations to ensure a safe landing at all times.
The duct around the rotor systems increases their efficiency, allowing their size to be decreased while still achieving the same technical characteristics as much larger rotor systems. The Airvinci Helicopter has a diameter of less than 7ft, fitting easily inside an average garage or on a standard-sized trailer. No time is wasted removing components for storage and transport. With vertical take-off and landing there is no need for a runway. This is a unique advantage especially in urban areas, where you can take off from your driveway and land in a regular parking lot.
A revolutionary design was necessary to make flights more affordable without compromising the safety and reliability of our aircraft. A technical design that doesn’t require a tail rotor or cyclic pitch control simplified the mechanics. Without these complicated and fragile features, there is no need for complex and costly short inspection cycles as conventional helicopter designs require. Mechanically simple solutions and the use of well-known aircraft engines make required occasional maintenance and repair easy and affordable. Intelligent use of materials and new production techniques make the pricing of the Airvinci Helicopter far below price levels of known aircraft.
The Airvinci Helicopter has interchangeable modules. Instead of the cabin for the pilot, a closed capsule for the transport of valuable goods or a module for a sling load can be attached. Along with the remote and autonomous flight capabilities, the Airvinci Helicopter is suitable for a broad range of tasks. To fulfill new tasks, specialized modules can be designed and mounted to every Airvinci Helicopter.

Potential Uses

VERSATILITY AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR DESIGN ALLOWS A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

Commute

The ease of use, the safety and the compact measurements turn the Airvinci Helicopter into a unique aircraft for the daily commute to and from work. No more traffic jams, but the freedom of flight!

Skydive

With a ceiling of 12,000 ft and autonomous flight capability, the Airvinci Helicopter is perfect to lift a skydiver to the wished altitude. After the skydiver jumps off, the helicopter will wait in position, before following the skydiver to his landing spot.

Scenic Flights

The experience from scenic flights reaches a complete new level when passengers have the possibility to choose altitudes and flight paths themselves. Safety and supervision are guaranteed by onboard computer systems for autonomous flight and an instructor that can control the aircraft at any time remotely.

Taxi

In the future you can call an Airvinci Helicopter with your smartphone, choose your destination and the aircraft will pick you up and fly you there autonomously. Get to your next meeting or catch the next plane the fast and spectacular way.

Delivery

For faster and direct delivery of orders, the Airvinci Helicopter can carry items up to 260 pounds with up to 70 km/h directly to your doorstep.

Wildfire Fighting

At every stage of fighting wildfires an Airvinci Helicopter is an extremely versatile tool: surveillance of forests at risk, delivery of tools to fire squads in the field, direct application of fire retardants and deployment or evacuation of firefighters in and out of the area.

Search and Rescue

In Search and Rescue missions, Airvinci Helicopters can be used to find and evacuate individuals out of dangerous situations, without endangering rescuers themselves. Even more: the low maintenance costs allow emergency authorities, such as Coast Guards, to maintain a larger fleet of aircraft, which increases their capacity to respond to emergencies.

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2016

Mission

Our team aims to develop and build the best personal helicopters and drones for our users. They will benefit from our drive and our passion to create a smart and sophisticated product that will be easy to fly, safe and cost-effective. Our users – these are enthusiastic pilots, avid skydivers, forward-looking shippers, courageous people involved into search and rescue and simply individuals who want to turn common things such as the daily commute into something exciting and awesome.

For decades private aviation was in decline, but our team of engineers and scientists continues to pursue the goal to open up the sky again. For us, this means nothing less than making the very personal exploration of the sky easier than ever.

This won’t be an easy task but we are convinced to make our vision of flying become reality and to achieve our company’s milestones: By September this year, we have a first drone ready to fly, by Mid 2017, we will have the drone ready for the market and one year later our backpack helicopter will take off for the first time. This schedule is demanding but together as a team at Airvinci, we believe that our knowledge, our motivation and our hard work will make it possible: We will have a personal helicopter that is easy to fly, safe and cost-effective – simply the best personal helicopter.

About Us

For decades, private aviation was expensive, hard to use and high maintenance. Founded in
2014, Airvinci is an aviation company aiming to change the future of personal
flight. As a perfect combination of personal helicopter and drone, Airvinci Backpack
Helicopter is easy to control, mechanically simple, needs no runway and will have the capacity to lift
260lbs up to 12,000 ft high! Airvinci’s pioneer users will be enthusiastic pilots, avid
skydivers, forward looking shippers, courageous people involved into search and rescue or
simply individuals who shares the same value like us to create a smart and sophisticated
product to make flight easy, safe and cost-effective. Airvinci is currently in the process of
developing the prototype, the live stream of the first flight will take place in mid 2016. And
the drone will be ready to the market in 2017. With Airvinci, the very personal exploration of
the sky will be easier than ever for you.