X-Hawk is the largest of UrbanAero’s current models of Fancraft™. It is a fully redundant, twin-engine aircraft that is designed to comply with existing FAA certification standards for the 'Powered Lift’ category (based on FAR 27 & FAR 23) and can accommodate up to 10 passengers plus a pilot.
As a military aircraft X-Hawk is primarily a troop carrier that can transport small fighting units in areas where the use of helicopters is impractical or impossible. Unlike ground transport in urban environments, X-Hawk is unaffected by IED’s and other potentially lethal threats and can deliver troops to any location with great precision including the capability to deliver them directly into a building at any level through a window. This avoids the use of potentially perilous stairwells.
Beyond simple transport, X-Hawk has the potential to fulfill numerous tactical and strategic missions that are currently impossible using existing aerial options.
X-Hawk, with its redundant, twin-engine design, is the ideal Fancraft™ for a variety of civil missions. Initially, X-Hawk will be incorporated into existing civil helicopter fleets to provide extended MedEvac and emergency response capabilities and also for use in executive transport.
'Rotorless’ design eliminates the serious safety hazards associated with helicopter rotors and permits secure access to any location.
Arrival time is reliable, predictable and fast due to the aircraft’s ability to remain unaffected by obstacles.
Minimal landing zone requirements mean that there is no need for a helipad or the prior arrival of a ground team in order to identify and secure a landing zone. With regard to MedEvac, the result is that—for the first time—aerial response can truly be the first response and will significantly reduce delays in medical treatment.
The capability to sustain a safe, stable hover adjacent to a window, wall or slope or to land safely in a congested space allows transport to and evacuation from virtually any location without the use of ladders or hoists.
X-Hawk is significantly quieter than any helicopter, an important consideration with regard to civil airspace, particularly in urban environments.
X-Hawk: Medical Rescue and Evacuation
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Medical emergencies arrive without regard to location or time. Unfortunately, emergency medical teams don’t have the same luxury. Both location and time are factors that can hamper their effectiveness and make all the difference between life and death. Medical technology may be miraculous, but it’s not much good unless it can get to you.
Traditional ambulances are subject to the whims of urban traffic patterns. Everyone knows the desperate sound of a wailing siren stuck in a rush-hour bottleneck. Even MEDEVAC helicopters have limitations. We’ve all seen footage of a helicopter, it’s rotor hovering precariously close to a mountainside, struggling to lower a medic to a remote mountain ledge.
X-Hawk, in its air ambulance configuration offers a revolutionary capacity for emergency rescue teams to reach their destination quickly, in spite of practical obstacles or complex landscapes.
What makes X-Hawk so much better?
- 'Rotorless’ design eliminates the serious safety hazards associated with helicopter rotors and permits secure access to any location.
- Arrival time is guaranteed and predictably speedy with effectively zero vulnerability to contingencies such as traffic or other access obstacles.
- The capability to sustain a safe, stable hover adjacent to a window, wall or slope or to land safely in a congested space allows access and evacuation from virtually any location without the use of ladders or hoists.
- X-Hawk is significantly quieter than any helicopter, an important consideration with regard to urban environments.