Founded in 1982 by Burt Rutan, Scaled has broad experience in air vehicle design, tooling and manufacturing, specialty composite structure design, analysis and fabrication, and developmental flight tests of air and space vehicles.
The Management Team
Executive Vice President/Chief Technology Officer
Vice President/Manufacturing Operations
Vice President/Flight Operations
Vice President/Business Operations
Vice President/Manufacturing Support
Vice President/Shared Services
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
- "Breakthroughs are what define our species."
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MODEL 97: Microlight
Model 97 is a two-place, side-by-side airplane of the 300 lb empty weight class. It has a slightly swept-back canard forward and swept back wings with winglets at the tips.
MODEL 115: Starship
A subscale version of an eleven-place, twin turboprop, high-performance business aircraft developed for Beech Aircraft Corporation.
MODEL 133: ATTT
The Model 133-4.62 ATTT proof-of-concept demonstrator is a 62% scaled version of an airplane designed to challenging STOL and long range requirements.
MODEL 143: Triumph
The all-composite Triumph, an 8,500 lb, pressurized 8-place business aircraft, was designed around the brand-new, never flown, Williams FJ-44 turbofan engine.
MODEL H1, H2: Stars & Stripes
Scaled did the structural design, tooling, fabrication, and static testing of an 85 ft span and a 108 ft span rigid sail/airfoil for the America’s Cup Challenge Race.
MODEL 151: ARES
The ARES, Scaled Model 151, was designed initially in response to a U.S. Army request for a Low Cost Battlefield Attack Aircraft (LCBAA).
General Motors Ultralite Show Car
The Advanced Engineering Staff of General Motors designed a technology demonstration vehicle called the Ultralite, an automobile with interior room capable of seating four full size adults, and with excellent visibility, handling, performance, emissions and fuel consumption.
MODEL 226: Raptor
The Raptor Demonstrator high-altitude, long endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program was conducted under a contract from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to Scaled Composites, LLC.
MODEL 247: VisionAire Vantage
In early 1993, Jim Rice and Tom Stark of the fledgling VisionAire Corporation visited Scaled with conceptual designs for a new single-engine business jet.
MODEL 271: V-Jet II
Walled Lake, Michigan, June 23, 1997 -- Williams International today announced that its all-composite, turbofan- powered "V-JET II" light aircraft is on schedule for its July 31 fly-in and follow-on demonstration flights and exhibition at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) convention at Oshkosh, July 30 to August 5, 1997.
MODEL 281: Proteus
Proteus is a twin-turbofan, high-altitude, multi-mission aircraft powered by Williams International FJ44-2E engines.
MODEL 309: Adam M-309
The Model 309 is a proof-of-concept aircraft built for Adam Aircraft Industries.
MODEL 311: Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer
The GlobalFlyer is a single seat, turbofan powered airplane designed to fly around the world nonstop, unrefueled, with a solo pilot.
MODEL 316: SpaceShipOne
SpaceShipOne, the first private manned spacecraft, is a three-place, high-altitude research rocket.
MODEL 318: White Knight
White Knight is a three-place, high-altitude, flexible and capable research aircraft.
MODEL 326: Northrop Grumman X-47A
The Model 326 aircraft (or Pegasus X-47A) is an unmanned aerial vehicle built for Northrop Grumman.
MODEL 339: SpaceShipTwo
SpaceShipTwo will be powered by a unique hybrid rocket motor, which is currently under development.
MODEL 348: WhiteKnightTwo
WhiteKnightTwo, or Eve, is the mothership and launch platform for SpaceShipTwo.
MODEL 355: Firebird
Firebird is an optionally-piloted intelligence-gathering aircraft system.
MODEL 367: BiPod
BiPod is a hybrid gasoline-electric roadable aircraft.
MODEL 351: Stratolaunch
Stratolaunch is a mobile launch system with three primary components.
Aerodynamic Analysis And Design
Structural Analysis And Design
Scaled has built an average of one proof-of-concept vehicle per year since its inception in 1983. Click on an image to view more photos of our projects.
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MODEL 316: SpaceShipOne and MODEL 318: White Knight
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