Skyworks Global Inc. (“Skyworks”), the global leader in gyronautics, announced that Craig Heyward, a technology investor and former investment banker and management consultant, will join its Strategic Board of Advisors. In that role, he will provide financial market guidance to facilitate Skyworks’ development and delivery of several new aircraft such as the Hawk 5, for which Skyworks recently announced a manufacturing agreement with a European Aircraft Producer and the VertiJet™, which Skyworks has partnered with Scaled Composites to develop its Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) jet.
OF ALL THE outrageously overengineered machines James Bond has commanded over the decades, perhaps the strangest came in 1967’s You Only Live Twice, when 007 climbed into an aircraft that his friend Tiger Tanaka—and likely the audience—dismissed as “a toy helicopter.” The single-seat, open cockpit gyrocopter may not have looked impressive, but it was enough for Sean Connery's character to bring down four full-grown helicopters (with a little help from a pair of machine guns, heat-seeking air-to-air missiles, flamethrowers, and aerial mines).
U.S. high-performance gyroplanes maker Skyworks in collaboration with Scaled Composites to build a high-speed rotorcraft demonstrator of future combat gyrodyne aircraft.
Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites are betting that the unique tip-jet design found on gyrodynes such as the team’s VertiJet aircraft will give it an advantage over conventional rotary-wing aircraft.
Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites will offer their VertiJet gyrodyne aircraft for one of the US Army’s various Future Vertical Lift (FVL) competitions, according to an executive.
Gyronautics company Skyworks is teaming up with Northrop Grumman subsidiary Scaled Composites to build a prototype of its VertiJet vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft, the companies announced Monday.
Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites (Scaled) announced partnership to build prototype of the VertiJet, an aircraft based on the 1950s Fairey Rotodyne incorporating techs developed by the GBA/DARPA Heliplane program
Skyworks Global has partnered with Scaled Composites to build a high-speed rotorcraft demonstrator, the Vertijet, based on a concept developed under DARPA’s Heliplane program and inspired by the late-1950s Fairey Rotodyne
Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites (Scaled) have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the design, build, and test of a prototype of the Skyworks VertiJet.
Skyworks Global Announces Collaboration with Scaled Composites to Develop the VertiJet™ Demonstrator
Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites (Scaled) announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the design, build, and test of a prototype of the Skyworks VertiJet™.