WhiteKnightTwo

WhiteKnightTwo

Utilizing an open-architecture design and powered by four Pratt & Whitney turbofans, WhiteKnightTwo provides the high-altitude launch platform for SpaceShipTwo to achieve sub-orbital flight.

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

This record-breaking, single-place, aviation marvel features two external booms flanking a center pod where the pilot sits, on top of which is the aircraft's powerhouse, a Williams turbofan jet engine.

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne, the first private manned spacecraft, is a three-place, high-altitude research rocket, designed for sub-orbital flights at an altitude of 100 km and powered by a unique hybrid rocket motor.

White Knight

White Knight

Initially developed to provide a launch platform at 50,000 ft for SpaceShipOne, White Knight is a three-place, high-altitude, flexible and capable research aircraft.

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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. Rice, a successful entrepreneur and general aviation pilot, had a vision that such an aircraft would be a market success; Stark, an experienced aerospace engineer and manager, shared that vision, and got to work making it a reality.

Following a design and feasibility study, Scaled was given the go-ahead to build a proof-of-concept prototype on March 8, 1996. Only one problem, though: they wanted to show photographs and films of the airplane flying at the 1996 National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) convention, scheduled to begin on November 19, 1996.

Under a fixed-price contract, Scaled rolled out the Vantage to a large group of customers and press just 8 months later (November 8, 1996), and performed a picture-perfect first flight on November 16, 1996.
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