Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC is the aerospace research and development firm that developed and demonstrated Slowed-Rotor/Compound (SR/C™) technology that couples the speed, range and efficiency of an airplane with the vertical takeoff and landing capability of a helicopter along with the unparalleled safety of a high inertia rotor. Whether incorporated into a jump takeoff configuration or a powered rotor variant with continuous hover capability, SR/C technology offers extraordinary cruise efficiencies and quiet operation. Slowing the rotor in flight is the key to this game-changing technology. Operating at 1/3 the usual rpm reduces rotor drag by over a factor of 5 (more info). This translates to overall fuel efficiencies that have been validated through flight testing that are 2.5 – 3 times better than today’s worldwide rotorcraft fleet.
Now that SR/C technology is ready for the market, Carter is focused on production planning and is in discussions with parties interested in licensing the technology or forming joint ventures.
Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC (Carter) has teamed up with Mooney International Corporation (Mooney) to explore developing a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft in support of the Uber Elevate initiative.