THE ANN FAMILY
A MULTIMODEL PLATFORM
Range: 300 km - 800+ km
Cruising Speed: 250-300 km/h
Regional Mobility will lead the development of the Advanced Air Mobility sector (AMM) which better exploited by means of efficient hybrid-electric Vertical and Short Take-off and Landing (HeV/STOL) types such as those in the ANN multimodel aircraft family. These aircraft can take-off and land vertically when needed, but also operate from very short airstrips with considerably higher payload.
Our hybrid propulsion consisting of a turbo generator and batteries allows exceptional performance in terms of long endurance and range (recharging batteries enroute), fed with eco-fuel and not needing ground recharge infrastructure. Their airplane-like architecture allows high speed and climb performance in safe flying conditions, and reduces the project unknowns, easing the certification process, thus effectively shortening the time to market.
Tilting Electric Ducted Fans for Thrust Vectoring
Differentially Moving Canards
User-Friendly Human-Machine Interface
Fixed Electric Ducted Fans, Optimized for VTOL
Full Composite Structure
Fly-by-Wire Fully Computerized Control System - HOTAS
Advanced Safety Systems – e.g., Ballistic Parachute
VERTICAL TAKE-OFF & LANDING (VTOL)
Our models can take-off and land vertically, therefore require very little ground space; eg. existing helipads or surfaces with a size half a tennis court are perfectly enough.
SHORT TAKE-OFF & LANDING (STOL)
Our models can alternatively act as very short take off and landing, which allows a higher payload for the flight or mission.
FAST, AGILE & SAFE FLYING
ANN family’s canard configuration provides high flight efficiency in airplane mode, and this translates into benefits such as smooth ride qualities with ample CG excursion.
A real, meaningful solution for regional and inter-regional air mobility.
LONG ENDURANCE & RANGE
300 km - 800+ km
The hybrid propulsion system allows an outstanding range for regional and intercity flights without the need for stops or refueling
HIGH CRUISING SPEED
250 - 300 kmh
The high cruising speed enables
fast commuting on medium
and long distances
VERY LIMITED INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS
Only (eco) refuelling
No ground recharging infrastructure for the batteries is needed:
short ground time and high
Mix of airplane and VTOL
capabilities like pitch, roll and yaw rates
AFFORDABLE OPERATING COST
Much lower than helicopters
More efficient propulsion technology and reduced MRO needs significantly lower the total cost of ownership.
EASY TO DEPLOY
Fits in a road trailer
towed by a car
Modular design allows quick
transport and repair: eg. wings,
Quieter than helicopters
Ducted fans and vectored thrust
applications are significantly quieter.
READY TO BE USED AUTONOMOUSLY
Systems are standing by
The aircraft platform is
technologically prepared to be
piloted but also to fly remotely
controlled or in “auto” mode
ENHANCED SAFETY SYSTEMS
Passengers’ safety, our
first design specification
Provision for all passive
and active safety systems: ballistic parachute, energy-absorbing
crew cell, etc.
The complete, integrated cabin interiors are designed in such a way that it is very clear and visibly customized for pilots and its function, but at the same time it offers a high level of comfort thanks to high-quality materials and seat ergonomics. The design aims to make not only short but also longer flights as pleasant as possible for pilots and passengers. The cockpit design ensures easy handling with regard to the high performance and maneuverability of the models. The design is also tailored according to maximum safety specifications
Our aircraft platform is flexible in production. Based on the needs of our customers we can consider any wishes individually regarding systems, interior and exterior completion.
FOLLOWING THE AERONAUTICAL BEST PRACTICES PROCESS
Based on design analyses, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) data and initial simulations, a one-third-scaled flying prototype has been developed and manufactured. After the first flights in December 2020, the data obtained are used for detailed design and optimization. The model is completely made of carbonfiber and is equipped with electric motors, fixed and tilting fans and a developmental flight-control computer.