19 Sep 2019

Technology Investor Joins Skyworks Strategic Board of Advisors

2021-02-03T16:35:27-05:00September 19th, 2019|

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.

12 Aug 2019

Old Gyrocopters Could Be the Funky Flying Cars of the Future

2021-02-02T09:50:38-05:00August 12th, 2019|

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).

10 Jul 2019

Skyworks and Scaled in Partnership for VertiJet

2021-02-02T10:03:12-05:00July 10th, 2019|

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

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