AERALIS has unveiled the designs for its future aircraft fleet at DSEI in London, including the Advanced Jet Trainer which will be the first design to go into production.

The new light jet aircraft will have a first-of-its-kind wing architecture consisting of an inner wing and an outer wing to ensure manoeuvrability at both low and high speeds – giving the aircraft transonic capability.

Multiple configurations of the modular light jet aircraft will be available, including Advanced Jet Trainer, Aggressor, Companion, ISTAR, and Tanking options. Each of these aircrafts will be based on the company’s Common Core Fuselage (CCF), to allow customers to acquire additional modules to change the use of the platform.

According to AERALIS, the new aircraft will feature a sleeker design, providing room for additional fuel supply alongside electronic capabilities to increase the aircraft’s resilience and maintainability whilst providing overall performance gains. The improved fuselage design and new wings enable the use of commercial off-the-shelf landing gear which increases maintainability and reduces costs.

AERALIS’s modular single-seat cockpit also provides a wide range of functions with additional room to fit Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) capabilities or additional fuel payload, whilst the dual seat adds an additional pilot. A full combat radar in the nose cone of the aircraft offers both combat effectiveness for ISTAR and EW configurations, as well as real-world preparation when used during training.

The aircraft will be available later this decade.

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