Skyworks and Scaled Partner on High-Speed VTOL 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. The Heliplane was canceled in 2008 before the aircraft was built and its developer, Groen Brothers Aviation (GBA), was acquired by technology investor Steve Stevanovich and renamed Skyworks Global in ...

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