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.
Various 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 an architecture with redundant motors, batteries and even navigation systems with intelligent controls so backup systems can help keep aircraft safely in flight. Our unmanned traffic management platform also increases safety by planning clear routes and automatically deconflicting aircraft.
Photo: Team members assemble prototypes in the lab.
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 lowers a package.
Photo: Mike completes a pre-flight inspection.
Photo: Project Wing’s unmanned traffic management platform manages flight paths for multiple drones.
Sustainability
Today's transportation has a huge impact on the carbon footprint of humanity. We are designing our aircraft to make local deliveries with far lower CO₂ emissions than trucks while minimizing noise and visual disruption.
Shared airspace
We’re also working on an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system so that hobbyists and commercial operators alike can safely navigate the airspace. We imagine a network of airspace service providers that uses real-time route planning and airspace notifications to proactively coordinate flight. With our UTM, these airspace service providers could enable more people to use the airspace more safely and responsibly.