Vision

Be Green in the sky:

  • Sustainable, solar-electric, endless floating.
  • Air-crane lifting solutions primarily for construction.

Make money AND save our planet

Working to:

  • Satisfy existing market demand for lifting.
  • Deliver high-margin value for early-adopting customers.
  • Maximise the sense of purpose and value from this genuine Impact investment.

What’s New

Step-change in eVTOL design:

  • Flight with Zero emissions.
  • Lifting more than any helicopter.
  • Higher hook than any land crane.
  • Faster set-up and budget-friendly operating cost.
  • R&D breakthroughs in handling and ConOps.

Highlights

What is the fuss about?
  • Opportunity – The world needs to move big things – lifting and carrying.
    • For lifting, large land cranes have physical access and height limits, and helicopters max-out at 20 tonnes.
    • For carrying, ships cannot go over land, trucks and trains need roads and aircraft need airports.
    • Current methods cause pollution.
    • And there is simply more demand than supply, so economic growth is restricted.
  • Solution – lighter-than-air (airships and aerostatic) technology bypasses all the problems stated above. We know how to build a better solution for lifting and carrying.
  • Product – UNIQUE. The SkyLifter is a flying crane, lifting 25 tonne payloads, with endless endurance hover. Safe, green, easy to use, and easy to adopt with very low thru-life costs, making them highly attractive business cases for Operators and End users.
  • Team – we are an experienced team of professionals, yet our approach to aerospace is uncommon. That will be obvious when you meet us. See our faces below.
  • GREEN – creating genuinely sustainable alternatives for flight. This is our WHY and will be our legacy.
  • Next steps – seeking financial partners to help us grow, and collaborations with entrepreneurial suppliers and early-adopting customers.

Markets & USP

SkyLifter’s place in the big picture
  • As air platforms, SkyLifters can deliver market-competitive capability for Data gathering (earth observation), Cargo, Passengers, and Heavy Lift.
  • We choose to focus on the Unique Capabilities (shown in the graphic below) that we can deliver to the lifting market, then grow into other market sectors.

Customer Value Proposition

Business case for early adopters
  • Looking only at the Wind Energy market, we show:
    • 3 top reasons for customers to use air-cranes over using land-cranes, and
    • 3 top reasons for operators to use SkyLifters over helicopters.

Product

A small SkyLifter for lifting
  • Power: Solar primary power (renewable and quiet)
  • Range: Endless floating endurance
  • Payload: 25,000 kg payload (scaling to 100,000 kg)
  • Control: Single pilot, on-board optional
  • Overall: Safe, stable and weather capable
  • Certification & compliance: Zero-day engagement with safety authorities. Path to certification is clear
  • Please call for more detail

R&D and Prototypes

Making & Testing
  • Independent CAD verification of concept
  • Lab R/C model
  • Real-size tethered prototype for experimentation (see picture)
  • Next step – add propulsion

Team

  • Key technical people are shown below, comprising an internationally flexible team complemented with an advisory Board spanning the required disciplines to deliver on the business goals.

 

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

Jeremy Fitton – CEO

“Our business is demand-driven and the commercial viability of our products is at the key to ROI. This sets us apart from competitors and enables a new approach to the delivering the USP’s of this technology. We have a clear vision of our realistic path to market and a supremely experienced team to take us there with maximum impact for our investors.”

 

Luca Leone – CTO – Head of Programme

Luca strikes a great balance between technical expertise and business acumen, with a background working on a range of international aerospace and defence programmes, such as the British Army Mastiff, Rolls Royce engine programmes, the AERALIS fast jet, and many others. He has spent a considerable amount of time in leadership roles and is highly networked in this space, helping SkyLifter attract the talent it needs to succeed.

 

 

CERTIFICATION & PRODUCT

Matt Powlson – Head of Design Organisation (HDO)

As a Chartered Engineer (IET), Matt spent the first 20 years of his career as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Air Force, with programme responsibilities and experiences, from the front line to type airworthiness, including fast jets and air transport.

 

 

Scott Vaughan – Head of Office of Airworthiness (HOA)

Scott is highly regarded as an expert on airworthiness, certification and whole aircraft flight test. His most recent experience, as Technical & Safety Director to a multi-national PFI, was the delivery of an entirely new fixed wing flying training capability to the UK MoD with a contract value of £525 million.

 

Luke Brooke – Lighter-Than-Air Design Specialist

With 40 years of experience with airship design, documentation and assembly, Luke’s extensive involvement in creating and maintaining a worldwide operational airship fleet provides him with priceless expertise and an understanding of what actually works in the field. His work has included major LTA programmes such as Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Air Vehicle, high altitude balloons for NASA and Round the World balloon projects.

INTERESTED?

  • Some years ago we witnessed the market opportunities and started bootstrapping the SkyLifter project.
  • Now the demand for an environment-friendly aircraft is in the world’s eye.
  • The time is right to fast-track SkyLifters to market!

To learn more please contact me, Jeremy Fitton, using the details below.

Get in touch

Jeremy Fitton

CEO of SkyLifter

Send a message

jeremyfitton@skylifter.eu

+44 7932 888 008


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