The power for the Q-Starling comes from an environmentally conscious hybrid-electric system. The turbo-generator runs on bio-diesel/SAF (sustainable aviation fuel). Once the aircraft has transitioned from vertical flight, a large diameter hover fan provides forward thrust. The turbo-generator then becomes a turbo-jet in conventional flight. The Reaction Control System (RCS) fans in the wing and tailplane maintain control and balance.

The Q-Starling will carry one pilot and one passenger. With a length of 8.08 meters and a wingspan of 7.92 meters, the PAV will support a maximum take-off weight of 1,040 kg. Cruise speed is 250 kt (300 mph) and the maximum speed is 300 kt (360 mph). The aircraft boasts a range of 500 miles.

Describing the company’s newest endeavor, Dr. Seyed Mohseni, CEO and founder of SAMAD Aerospace, said, “The Q-Starling will give owners the ultimate luxury in personal hybrid-electric flying. The efficient sustainable Q-Starling will give passengers unparalleled point-to-point mobility options.”