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THE ANN FAMILY
A MULTIMODEL PLATFORM

Passengers: 0-6

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.

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UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE

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Hybrid-Electric
Propulsion System

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Tilting Electric Ducted Fans for Thrust Vectoring 

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Differentially Moving Canards

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User-Friendly Human-Machine Interface

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Fixed Electric Ducted Fans, Optimized for VTOL

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Full Composite Structure

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Fly-by-Wire Fully Computerized Control System - HOTAS

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Advanced Safety Systems – e.g., Ballistic Parachute

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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.

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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.

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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.

BENEFITS

A real, meaningful solution for regional and inter-regional air mobility.

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LONG ENDURANCE & RANGE

300 km - 1.000 km

The hybrid propulsion system allows

long range for regional and

interregional flights without recharging stops

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HIGH CRUISING SPEED

300+ kmh

The high cruising speed enables

fast commuting on medium

and long distances

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VERY LIMITED INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

Only (eco) refuelling

no ground recharging infrastructure for the batteries is needed:

short ground time and high

dispatch readiness

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HIGH MANOEUVRABILITY

Mix of airplane and VTOL

characteristics

Exceptional maneuvering

capabilities like pitch, roll and yaw rates

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AFFORDABLE OPERATING COST

Much lower than helicopters

More efficient propulsion technology and reduced MRO needs significantly lower the total cost of ownership. 

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EASY TO DEPLOY

Fits in a road trailer
towed by a car

Modular design allows quick

disassembly/assembly for

transport and repair: eg. wings,

canard, fuselage.

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LOW NOISE

Quieter than helicopters

Ducted fans and vectored thrust

applications are significantly quieter.

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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

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ENHANCED SAFETY SYSTEMS

Passengers’ safety, our

first design specification

Provision for all passive

and active safety systems: ballistic parachute, energy-absorbing

crew cell, etc.

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COMFORTABLE,
SPORTY INTERIORS

The complete, integrated cabin interiors are designed in such a way that it is very clear and visibly customized for pilots, 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

CUSTOMIZATION

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

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1:3-SCALED PROTOTYPE

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 wigh electric motors, fixed and tilting fans and a developmental flight-control computer.