Jetoptera announces collaboration with Honeywell to expand fluidic propulsion system to defense market
Jetoptera, Inc. is collaborating with Honeywell Aerospace to bring fluidic propulsion to the defense market. The effort will leverage Jetoptera’s revolutionary fluidic propulsion system and Honeywell’s broad portfolio of proven turboshaft engines and auxiliary power units.
Engine Core and Airframe Progress Towards the FPS-200 Propulsion System and J-220 Aircraft
The Jetoptera FPS-200 propulsion system test campaign has begun with the gas generator firing for the first time in December. In collaboration with Acutronic Turbines Inc. and its joint-venture partner, AeroDesignWorks GmbH, Jetoptera has designed and is building and testing the prototype core engine.
Jetoptera Awarded Three Critical Patents for Fluidic Propulsive System, Vertical Take-Off and Landing Configuration, and Flying Car Design
The U.S. Patent Office recently issued three patents to Jetoptera that solidify the company’s positioning to commercialize its Fluidic
Propulsive System (FPS), configurations of that system for vertical take-off and landing aircraft, and designs for a streamlined and highly capable flying car.
Transition flight test campaign concludes successfully
Jetoptera, Inc. has successfully completed a multi-month flight test campaign as part of its
development of a unique VTOL, hover and transition control strategy for its platforms.
Transition to landing and high speed, fully autonomous VTOL cargo delivery demonstration
In a continuing test of its unique platform, Jetoptera demonstrated transition from horizontal
flight to landing, and high speed, fully autonomous cargo delivery. The test was done on the
quarter-scale model of the J-2000 aircraft powered by Electric Ducted Fans (EDFs).
Jetoptera demonstrates transition and high-speed flight with electric, quarter-scale model of J-2000 flying car
Jetoptera demonstrated transition from hover to horizontal flight, excellent maneuverability,
and high speeds up to 90 mph with a quarter-scale model of the J-2000 two-seat manned
Jetoptera is awarded key patent on Fluidic Propulsive System™
The U.S. Patent Office recently issued Jetoptera U.S. Patent No. 10,207,812, entitled FLUIDIC PROPULSIVE SYSTEM AND THRUST AND LIFT GENERATOR FOR AERIAL VEHICLES.
Jetoptera demonstrates hovering with Fluidic Propulsion System™
Jetoptera has successfully demonstrated hovering of an aircraft equipped with our Fluidic Propulsion System™ (FPS). The tethered tests of vertical takeoff and hovering were done using our 50 kg (110 lbs) platform.
GE Aviation and Jetoptera join forces
on Fluidic Propulsion System™ technology demonstrator
Jetoptera and GE Aviation have agreed to jointly demonstrate a 500-pound-force (lbf) class Fluidic Propulsion System leveraging a gas generator based on GE Aviation’s H-Series turboprop engine. This is the first step towards a fully customized gas generator which will lead to a Jetoptera 500 VTOL full flight demonstrator.
Jetoptera commences VTOL test campaign
Aim is to demonstrate VTOL and hover flight for the Fluidic Propulsion System
Jetoptera signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with US Navy
Jetoptera and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Crane Division have signed a CRADA, allowing research and development teams from both organizations to collaborate to extend advanced unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies.
Jetoptera advances testing campaign for its unique airframe, proves maneuverability and key
Jetoptera demonstrated the maneuverability and capabilities of its J-55 Part 107 version, the inaugural
model in the company’s planned suite of aircraft. The latest round of testing included vertical takeoff tests
in tethered configuration, as well as hovering in free flight.
Jetoptera’s recent tests demonstrate wing-borne propulsion capabilities
Jetoptera announces the successful completion of an initial phase of flight testing of its Fluidic Propulsion System™ (FPS™) on a glider-based test bed. The test flights successfully operated the FPS™ at various speeds, attitudes and rates of climb in wing-borne deployment.
Jetoptera, UAVenture Achieve Successful Autopilot Testing, Launch Partnership
Jetoptera, Inc. and UAVenture realized the first successful demonstration of autopilot capabilities deployed on Jetoptera’s proprietary, unique airframe system.
Jetoptera accelerates after successful AUVSI Xponential showing
Jetoptera, Inc. introduced its revolutionary fluidic propulsion technology and aircraft at the AUVSI Xponential trade show in Denver, CO, at the beginning of May.
Introducing the J2000 Flying Car
Here is our vision for the commute of the near future: sleek, compact, and faster than a race car.
Fluidic propulsion™ takes off
Jetoptera, Inc. completed its first flight testing with a representative version of its proprietary and revolutionary Fluidic Propulsion System in a conventional take off configuration. The test is a world premiere for technology of this nature.
J55 Flight Testing
Jetoptera’s J55 model recently completed detailed airframe and propulsion qualification flight testing in a crucial step toward developing more powerful UAVs.
Jetoptera earns finalist slot at AUVSI Xponential 2018 Startup Showdown
Jetoptera, an aviation startup headquartered in Seattle, WA, has been selected as one of five finalists at the AUVSI Xponential 2018 Startup Showdown
. The company will present Jetoptera and compete for the grand prize in Denver, Co at the AUVSI Xponential 2018 on May 2.
J55 Maiden Flight
The J55, a sub-55 pound UAS, made its maiden flight on January 14th. The J55 is the first product in Jetoptera’s development of unique unmanned and manned aircraft, and this model is capable of VTOL as well as cruising speeds over 200 mph.