All-electric propulsion and minimal infrastructure dependency
Utilizable on both land and water with short take off and landing (STOL) capabilities
Reconfigurable for either passenger, cargo or medical transport
Certifiable under EASA-CS23 and US-FAA legislation
In-line, low center of gravity yields improved maneuverability and stability
Innovative design and composite with ducted fan design provides enhanced performance and 3.6 hours endurance
Some two decades ago, the need for Cormorant was envisioned based on market demand and on addressing deficits inherent in amphibious aircraft designs. Iterative improvements made whilst listening to potential operators’ requirements evolved the concept organically to the point where, with the emergence of the energy transition making sustainable aviation a potentially realistic goal, it was time to commence initial development.
Adaptability is central to Cormorant’s design. It easily transitions between water and land. Whether transporting passengers, carrying cargo, or facilitating urgent medical evacuations, Cormorant is ready to meet the demands of diverse applications. We have prioritized flexibility to meet the widest variety of operators’ individual needs, such that they may tailor their aircraft accordingly. Cormorant’s architecture enables alternative sustainable powertrain solutions to be incorporated within its airframe once they mature to certification and have their energy vector (i.e., fuel) supply and distribution infrastructure in place.
We believe in producing realistic deliverables over hyperbole. Our approach is based on sound research, development, and certification feasibility. This strategy should enable Cormorant to reach the market by 2028, ensuring a product that is not only groundbreaking but also provides a valuable, minimal-infrastructure addition to expand the capability and capacity of sustainable air transportation.
MEET THE TEAM
Cormorant is working with class-leading aviation partners to realize its design for a zero-emission, seven-seat, electric amphibious aircraft; we also participate within collaborative consortia, such as the Sustainable Aviation Test Environment (SATE 2) program based on the Scottish Orkney islands.
Cormorant is also actively working in partnership to explore the use of lightweight sustainable materials, such as wood, whilst conducting reverse engineering on our wooden proto-plane so as to perform land, water and aerodynamic tests.
Engaging with these proven technology partners brings us closer to a commercial solution for sustainable aviation in the shortest realistic timeframe.
Cormorant is proudly working with:
Photos below show construction of a 1:1 prototype in our workshop in Hilversum, the Netherlands.
We welcome visitors by prior appointment to our workshop to show them around and talk all things Cormorant.
Please contact us using the form below to set up a mutually convenient time, then come see us at the sustainable community that is Vonk in de Wijk (Spark in the Neighborhood); they serve good coffee here too.
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Our workshop is in Hilversum at Larenseweg 139, about 28 km SE of Amsterdam. We’re located 1 km NE of the town’s principal rail station on the Amsterdam – Amersfoort main line.
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We have both the drive and commitment to make Cormorant a reality. Our investors provide the funding to catalyze the process and realize the vision. They empower us to make accessible e-aviation available. For everyone. Everywhere.
Angel and high net worth investors enable our progress.
We are currently seeking funding to bring our ground prototype phase to a satisfactory conclusion. This investment round starts with investments from € 10,000 in multiples of € 10,000, providing that you are either:
If you want to consider being part of Cormorant’s investment community and wish to enquire about journeying with us on our mission, please provide your contact details in the form below and we will get back to you.
We aim to close this investment round in the near future.
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