Successful debut of TUPAN HS-VSTOL drone

Tupan Aircraft completes successful premiere at the leading air show MEBAA Show 2022, Dubai

Dubai December 8, 2022 Photo(s): By Tupan Aircraft
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of UAE as well as the Ruler of Dubai graced the company's participation with a visit to their stand and spending considerable time

The absolute highlight of Tupan Aircraft's stand during the MEBAA 2022 air show in Dubai, was the visit of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as the Ruler of Dubai spent considerable time at the stand of the Brazilian company Tupan Aircraft on the first day of the fair on December 6, 2022 and had the drone innovation "TUPAN HS-VSTOL" demonstrated and explained to him.

Another enthusiastic guest at stand 875 was Aerospace Director Mohammed Al Falasi from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub. "Our first participation at the fair in Dubai was a complete success. We had many good discussions and were able to present our innovative product to many visitors," says Alberto Carlos Pereira, CEO & Partner at Tupan Aircraft.

(Left-Right) Alberto Carlos Pereira (CEO, TUPAN), Mohammed Al Falasi (Aerospace Director UAE), Marco Minerbo (Partner, Tupan), Paulo Olensky (CTO, TUPAN)

Innovative drone "TUPAN HS-VSTOL" combines the best of two worlds

The "TUPAN HS-VSTOL" is a scaled-down model of the Tupan Cargo that can be used as an RC model aircraft or training drone. It is also ideal for training specialists who want to qualify for the use of the Tupan Large Cargo. The TUPAN HS-VSTOL is an all-electric aircraft powered by four individually adjustable electric fans (EDF) and has a flight autonomy of 3 minutes in VSTOL and 20 minutes in cruise. The dimensions of the TUPAN HS-VSTOL are: 197 centimeters wingspan, 180 centimetres length and an MTOW of 25 kgf.

Made of carbon fibre, the drone can reach a speed of 150 kilometres per hour and has a range of up to 30 kilometres. The TUPAN HS-VSTOL can still carry a dedicated video and lidar camera, while the larger versions can lift a maximum payload of up to 600 kilograms and reach a cruising speed of 850 km/h and a range of 1,200 km with four turbo engines.

The Brazilian company's mission is to develop innovative HS-VSTOL solutions.