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HoverSurf Scorpion-3 Hoverbike US$150,000 – The Future is Now!

The future has caught up with us! High tech, futuristic, Star Wars-style speeder bikes were recently in the realms of science fiction. Not anymore! The Scorpion-3 HoverSurf Hoverbike is a reality today at the cost of US$150,000. The ingenious contraption is essentially a four-rotor, electric flying machine made entirely of carbon fibre and controlled like a video game with two similar joysticks to fly the hovercrafts. You can change altitude and direction with the joystick controls. The Hoverbike dubbed the Scorpion-3 is being built by HoverSurf, based in San Jose, USA.

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The Scorpion-3 is ultralight, therefore under FAA rules, you don’t require a pilot’s license, and you don’t even need to have a motorcycle license! Nevertheless, you will need to become accustomed to the flying machine before venturing on a trip into the heavens! With a range of 13 miles and a reasonable top speed of 40 mph, the battery charge time is just two and a half hours. Orders are being taken against a deposit of US$10,000, with the balance payable upon delivery.

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The company developing the Hoverbike also produces drones and recently posted a video of the Scorpion-3 Hoverbike prototype, which is a single seater, electric powered Hoverbike. It looks great, with more than a hint of Star Wars influence. The contraption is a hybrid motorbike and quad-helicopter technology based on drones and dubbed as an extreme sports instrument. The electric aircraft has been created with amateurs as well as professional navigators in mind, so little skill is needed to master the aircraft.

The hoverbike uses unique custom-made software that limits its range and speed capability to assure a safer ride. The Scorpion-3 was inspired by sport-utility motorbikes, and it literally surfs through the air like a miniature hovercraft. Such is its potential, the US Department of Defense recently announced it was developing the vehicle for the US Army in conjunction with a UK based firm Malloy Aeronautics. What’s for sure, we will be seeing a lot of these Hoverbikes flying along the roads in the coming years.

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Airbus Racer Chopper Concept meets Reality

Airbus has always signified technological innovation and advanced engineering. This time, with the astounding Airbus Racer Chopper Concept, the company has gone one step further with their own vision of the future of helicopter transportation. The futuristic flying machine combines lightweight materials with an impressive power plant and eco-friendly features. In a nutshell, the racer chopper boasts high performance, fuel efficiency and unbeatable top speed. All this comes packaged with a luxurious interior to comprise a sleek package. The exterior is stunning to behold, with space-aged wings, rotors and style. You would almost expect to see it in a Star Wars or Blade Runner movie. It would fit perfectly into either scenario but lands here on earth in 2020!

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Code named Racer, The rapid and cost effective rotorcraft engines are capable of reaching a maximum speed of 400 kph and incorporate a box wing exterior design which effectively optimises the aircraft for improved aerodynamics during flight. There are, in fact, two engines that drive the lateral rotors while using the fuel-saving eco-mode that extends the aircraft’s range. Each Racer is comprised of hybrid metallic composite materials that reduce weight and improve performance. Furthermore, it is equipped with a newly designed, high voltage direct current electrical generation system that contributes significantly to weight reduction.

With production already scheduled for 2019, the first batch of helicopters will be ready by 2020. As yet, there is no confirmation of pricing or exact specs, yet there is already keen interest being registered from certain quarters. The new project pools the skills and expertise of dozens of European partners by way of the Clean Sky 2 initiative. The ultimate objective is to bring faster speeds, increased range and aerodynamic design in a cost-efficient manner. The Airbus Racer sets new benchmarks with higher standards in every aspect, from conception to performance. The future of helicopter travel looks bright indeed!

Airbus VIP Helicopter H160

Airbus VIP Helicopter H160 $22 Million 2019

The brand new 2019 Airbus H160 corporate helicopter is the king of the skies. An exclusive design, the highest standards of luxury and the most technologically advanced Airbus helicopter model combine to produce a chopper for the jet-set, celebrities and billionaires. The H160 is the very first all-composite, lightweight passenger helicopter, and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 185 miles an hour, with a range of 500 miles without refuelling. The cabin is one of the quietest of all choppers, and over one billion was spent on research and development before the new H160 was launched.

The interior cabin comes with various options. As a passenger chopper, it can accommodate 12 passengers. It can also be ordered with an office set-up and fewer passenger seats. The lush interior is upholstered in genuine, high-quality leather with wood finishes, and accented with chrome metal. Five design firms submitted options for the internal layout of the VIP luxury chopper. The result has been described by the company as a unique and unparalleled blend of innovative design coupled with high performance and fuel efficiency.

The aircraft has two newly designed fuel-efficient Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines. They are capable of creating over 1,300 shaft horsepower. The new high-tech Blue Eagle blades patented by Airbus have been built in such a way as to reduce the noise levels generated by the interaction between the edge of the blades and the vortex. The H160 helicopter can climb to altitudes of 20,000 feet and is capable of performed overhead turns at 2.2G, which is equivalent to jets. Never before has a chopper scaled such heights of luxury and technological brilliance! The new VIP H160 helicopter by Airbus bucks the trend and reaches new levels of supremacy in the skies!

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Bell 429 2018 Corporate Helicopter $7.5m to $8m

Recently launched at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, the Bell 329 Corporate Helicopter is the real deal. Part of the American conglomerate Textron, Bell Helicopters has been at the forefront of innovative helicopter designs and a significant producer and exporter. The Bell 439 2018 is a truly exceptional machine with all the creature comforts one would expect from a corporate helicopter. The Bell 429 has a flying time of four hours, with a full tank of fuel. The aircraft can take seven passengers besides the pilot. More than 100 Bell 429s have been sold in the Asia-Pacific region, which is a testament to the quality and reputation Bell enjoys. The new Bell 429 improves on its predecessors with better quality materials.

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No two helicopters are alike, and everything can be customised. From the carpets to the colour of the seats, from the sound system and tinted windows. The company plans to draw out net high worth individuals who own yachts, luxurious villas, and supercars. The Bell 429 2018 is a beautiful and stylish machine, which offers performance, fuel efficiency and above all, comfort for its passengers. The Bell 429 is the ultimate corporate helicopter with every conceivable convenience and luxury incorporated into its design.

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The future looks bright for this American conglomerate, as the company is currently developing air taxi helicopters. They should be available by 2020. In the meantime, the Bell 429 2018 Helicopter impresses with its overall quality and value. With prices ranging from $7.5m to $8m, depending on the finishing and extras selected, they offer great value. The Bell 429 is undoubtedly one of the finest helicopters money can buy and certainly one of the best helicopters on the market. No millionaire can afford to be without one!

Bell 525 Relentless helicopter

A customizable Bell 525 Relentless helicopter

Flying in style just got a whole new meaning with the debut of Bell 525 Relentless helicopter – a rich man’s very own way to put his signature on this luxurious toy. MAGnificent teams up with Mecaer Aviation Group to bring clients with discerning taste the Bell 525 Relentless twin helicopter. Unveiled as a full-size mock-up at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, it boasts a highly customizable interior, which allows each owner to create a one-of-a-kind cabin. Customers can personalize the high-end helicopter’s from start to finish by choosing from a variety of layouts, seating configurations, and luxurious furnishings.

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When it comes to technology – the Bell 525 doesn’t disappoint either with a host of on-board features that guarantee a VIP flight. The elegant entertainment lounge showcases working Wi-Fi, maps, audio/video, and light controls can be conveniently controlled by paired smart devices or smartwatches. The window controls switch from clear to full tint and are also controlled by smart devices or smartwatches. There is an integrated Speech Interference Level Enhanced Noise System (SILENS) interior panel that makes the interior remarkably quiet. And there’s plenty of room for baggage in several strategically located storage cabinets that retract into the console. Prices for the Bell 525 Relentless are available upon request.

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The 525 Relentless is the first commercial helicopter with a fly-by-wire cockpit, sidestick controls and a fully integrated touchscreen Garmin flight deck. Cruising speeds are up to 178 mph and fly up to 575 miles nonstop. Deliveries are expected to start next year.

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Airbus H175 helicopter

The first VIP version of Airbus H175 helicopter worth $17.9 million

The medium-class twin-engine H175 helicopter manufactured by Airbus has been a popular choice with buyers for two years in its role as an offshore workhorse. Now, the company has debuted its VIP version – perfect for yacht owners who are looking for performance but don’t want to sacrifice comfort. The chopper will enter service in Europe, where it will be based on a yacht.

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The interior of the cabin is about 7 feet wide and 13 feet long. Created by Pegasus Design – a company known for its work on business jets and super-yachts, it is modern, slick and luxurious. The cabin has two seating areas; four oversize club seats, and a divan accommodates three to four passengers toward the rear.  Fine leather and wood are generously used throughout to ensure passengers enjoy a one-of-a-kind flying experience. Plenty of windows provide panoramic views, and enhanced soundproofing allows for conversations to be carried out without headsets. The last feature being particularly convenient for millionaires looking to do some business in their spare time. Other special features are a three-step, electric-powered entry stair; hinged doors that substitute sliding panels; electronically dimmable windows; and mood lighting.

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A pair of powerful PT6 turbines by Pratt & Whitney Canada powers the H175. The cockpit can be managed by a single pilot in clear weather. Conditions with restricted visibility, however, require a crew of two. The pilots are supported by an advanced avionics system designed by Helionix, as well as a four-axis autopilot, and an auto-hover feature that automatically corrects for wind drift. These stat-of-the-art systems provide improved performance and safety. The aircraft can fly at speeds up to 184 mph over a total distance of up to 690 miles. Pricing for the VIP version starts at $17.9 million and production time takes a few months.

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Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopters) EC130

Eurocopter EC130 (now Airbus Helicopters) is one of the more popular single-engine helicopters that benefits from a roomy, modular cabin with a seating for up to 8 passengers. The improved operational performance, increased versatility and flexibility shine through in the new model. The Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine benefits from a lower specific fuel consumption and increased power.

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Additional features include the active control vibration system and redesigned cabin interior structure for increased comfort and utility. All seats are upholstered in fine leather with the casing made of carbon fibre and leather storage pouch. The cabin carpet is fitted with extra foam and integrated door case is also covered with light grey leather.

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The nice leather upholstery and ample seating space place the Eurocopter EC130 amongst the most luxurious helicopters. With a top speed of 172mph and range of 395 miles, its asking price is $3.200.000. The powerful engine makes for a smooth and silent flight.

This model features the standard components for the Airbus Helicopter range, which ensures a reliable, high-performance rotorcraft. The simple design and proven technology guarantee an extremely high availability rate. Added comfort is guaranteed thanks to the two available layouts – 1 pilot and 6 passengers in the standard or Stylence® configuration or 1 pilot and 7 passengers in the 8 seats layout configuration.

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The maximum take-off weight is 2.500kg and an automatic variable main rotor system to reduce external sound level. The Eurocopter EC130 is fitted with a VFR day and night navigation system with integrated instrument panel and a GPS map display. These features contribute to the model being one of the most high-tech and safest aircrafts.

Buyers benefit from a worldwide support network of 30 customer centers and more than 100 distributors, training centres, repair and overhaul facilities to guarantee truly exceptional technical support and response times. Overall, the EC130 boasts outstanding visibility, quietness and safety, being particularly adapted to the needs of private users.

Bell Unveils Its Next-Generation Jet Ranger Helicopter

Bell Unveils Its Next-Generation Jet Ranger Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. Company, has unveiled new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The company has secured contracts to supply 14 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to a number of customers in the African region. The helicopter has a bigger cabin, flat floor, double doors, and it’s designed to fully meet requirements of a user.

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X will be powered by a new Turbomeca Arrius 2R engine with dual channel full-authority digital engine control and it will be equipped with the Garmin G1000H Integrated Avionics Suite. It will feature a load capacity of 1,500 pounds, speeds of up to 144 mph, and a cruising range of more than 400 miles.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our 25th year representing Bell Helicopter and nothing could be more fitting in celebration than to introduce the Bell 505 JRX to our market at AAD,” said Martin Banner, chief executive officer of NAC. “The Bell 505 has undoubtedly been the star of the show and its reception has been remarkable. We look forward to many more years of partnership and success with Bell Helicopter particularly as they continue to roll out their exciting new commercial products like the JRX and the Bell 525 Relentless.”

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X can seat up to four passengers and one pilot. A fully loaded Jet Ranger X with a corporate configuration sells for about $1.3 million. The helicopters have been purchased primarily by private pilots and enthusiasts. Available options for interior and exterior allow you to make your aircraft totally unique.

The Sikorsky S-92

The Sikorsky S-92

The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Stratford, and it was established by Igor Sikorsky in 1925. The S-92 helicopter is the most advanced aircraft in Sikorsky’s civil product line. It was also certified to the most stringent safety requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Airline configured S-92 helicopters seat up to 19 passengers, with power and endurance that enable fully loaded flights up to 430 nautical miles. The S-92 is multi-purpose helicopter powered by twin GE CT7-8A turboshaft engines. The four-bladed fully articulated composite main rotor blade is wider and has a longer radius than the Sikorsky S-70 and most of the rotor system components aside from the blades are titanium. The S-92 is capable of 190mph top speed for up to 539nm.

The Sikorsky features an active vibration control system. Using vibration sensors and structurally mounted force generators it provides comfortable flight and acoustic levels below certification requirements and also prolongs airframe life by reducing fatigue loads on the aircraft. The stand-up cabin provides the ultimate comfort and safety.
Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin secured a contract to begin building a new presidential helicopter based on Sikorsky’s S-92.

More precisely, in May 2014, Sikorsky was awarded a US$1.2 billion contract to produce the next generation of helicopters used to transport the United States President, Vice President, Cabinet members, and foreign dignitaries. The contract is to modify, test and deliver six S-92 helicopters and two trainer simulators to the U.S. Marine Corps and it will eventually supply 21 aircraft by 2023.

If you want to buy your own the Sikorsky S-92 than check it out in our shop. It is available with unique custom interiors that utilize the finest materials. Smooth and quiet interiors assure maximum productivity.

EC155-B1 - Eurocopter EC 155 DAUPHIN

EC155-B1 – Eurocopter EC 155 DAUPHIN

Formed in 1992 from the merger of German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) and the helicopter divisions of French Aérospatiale, the Eurocopter Group is a global helicopter manufacturing and support company. The efficient EC155 B1 represents beauty and functionality combined.

Developed by Eurocopter from the Dauphin family for civil aviation use, the Eurocopter EC155 is a long-range medium-lift passenger transport helicopter. It is Eurocopter’s top-end 5-ton twin-engine helicopter. Depending on the customer configuration EC155 can cary up to 13 passengers along with 1 or 2 crew. EC155 B1 offers very latest technologies innovations such as the 5 blade Spheriflex main rotor and an outstanding autopilot to provide the highest safety and comfort. State-of-the-art glass cockpit and avionics considerably reduce the pilot’s workload.

The tail rotor has 10 blades irregularly spaced around the hub. These improvements have substantially reduced the external noise, which is now 4.5 dB below the current standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Today Eurocopter has established itself as the standard for VIP helicopters.

The EC155 B1 is equipped with two Turbomeca Arriel 2C2 turbine engines, which offers significant power and delivers a long range as well as the fastest cruising speed in its class. Interior includes soft leather club seats, adjustable reading lights, power sources for laptops, cabin air-conditioning as well as air outlets for each passenger.

Check out this powerful helicopter in our shop.