Natilus partners with Janicki
Natilus, a US corporation, is producing the world’s first purpose-made autonomous aircraft for airfreight transport. As a big step forward, Natilus has partnered with Janicki for composite part design and fabrication.
Through Natilus’ design and development of a mostly composite, blended-wing body autonomous aircraft, the company will provide customers with double the cargo volume for each trip, while simultaneously reducing today’s cargo transport costs by around half.
On top of customers’ benefits, the technology and unique shape of the blended wing body also thrusts aerospace toward a greener future, with a 50% reduced carbon footprint per vehicle, and a clear path to zero emissions with hydrogen. Natilus’ N3.8T is scheduled to fly in 2024. (cj)