Our design approach
Tomorrow’s automated airspace will have to accommodate many vehicle types. Our latest prototypes are designed to be quiet and efficient without compromising safety or performance.
Project Wing aircraft prototypes
Performance
Project Wing is working to develop aircraft that are efficient and quiet. To optimize efficiency, we are focused on reduced aircraft weight and improved aerodynamic design. Our plane's custom propellers are designed to fly as quietly as possible.
Safety
Safety is our top priority. We've developed a failsafe architecture – redundant avionics, motors, batteries and even navigation systems – with intelligent controls so backup systems can help keep aircraft safely in flight. We're designing to meet or exceed the reliability of manned aviation.
Photo: Team members assemble prototypes in the lab.
Photo: Achilles tracks aircraft in flight.
Photo: Project Wing aircraft takes off to make a delivery at a FAA test site at Virginia Tech.
Photo: Project Wing aircraft hovers over delivery zone and begins to lower a package.
Photo: Mike completes a pre-flight inspection.
Sustainability
Today's transportation has a huge impact on the carbon footprint of humanity. So we are designing our aircraft to make local deliveries with far lower CO₂ emissions than trucks and minimize noise and visual disruption.
Shared airspace
We’re also working on a shared airspace system so that hobbyists and commercial operators alike can safely navigate the airspace. We imagine a network of airspace service providers that uses identity authentication to proactively coordinate flight. These airspace service providers could enable more people to use the airspace, safely and responsibly.