50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

DUBAI: Martin Jetpack rockets in for Dubai premiere

Download: Printable PDF Date: 08 Nov 2015 09:07 (UTC) category:
DUBAI: Martin Jetpack rockets in for Dubai premiere - Events / Festivals publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United Arab Emirates
Source: FlightGlobal

New Zealand firm Martin Aircraft is eyeing the sales opportunities for its developmental one-man jetpack in the Middle East.

Appearing for the first time at the Dubai air show, Martin Aircraft is primarily focused on the first responder market in the region.

Company chief executive and managing director Peter Coker says it is working to commercialise the jetpack, with the aim of a first customer delivery in the second half of 2016. The company has yet to confirm a sale, but applications include emergency medical response, border security, oil and gas, and mining. Eventually the system will be made available for personal use.

Flight testing is underway in New Zealand using a prototype system identical to the one on the company’s stand.

The Martin Jetpack is powered by a V4, two-stroke gasoline engine that generates 200hp (150kW), driving two ducted fans. The system weighs 200kg (441lb), and can carry a payload of 120kg, says Coker. The company’s target price for the system is $200,000, but it is still refining its supply chain. Endurance is 30-45min.

In an emergency medical services role Coker compares the system to a motorcycle-borne first responder, who arrives on the scene quickly with basic life-saving equipment.

The Jetpack can be operated in a manned or unmanned configuration. Another feature, which the company calls "mule train" allows a manned system to lead up to five remotely controlled unmanned examples.

The aircraft has a microlight certification from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, but Martin Aircraft is working with the authorities to create its own unique category.

Related event:
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai World Central.

8 years ago

Loading comments for DUBAI: Martin Jetpack rockets in for Dubai premiere...


Biman Bangladesh Airlines joins De Havilland Component Solutions Program to support its fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has signed a De Havilland Component Solutions Program agreement to support its fleet of five Dash 8-400 aircraft. The DCS Program will provide Biman Bangladesh Airlines&...

Supporting the growth of the Aerospace Industry through decarbonisation - Satys Aerospace

Satys Aerospace is currently working on several projects. North America, the Middle East and Asia are also in the sights of Satys Aerospace, which is already present in 13 countries. A long-...

Bell 505 receives multiple certifications for aircraft features

Garmin GFC 600H flight control system on the Bell 505 has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency. In addition to EASA approval, GFC 600H for Bell 505 has previously received...

Elixir Aircraft closes financing for the next 5 years with a budget of 40 Millions euros

Elixir Aircraft has finalized its capital financing of 40 million euros over the next five years. The financing was completed by raising funds from several investors, including Innovacom, Bpifran...

Mobile Apps development The drones news