“To serve communities, particularly with reduced infrastructure, through the provision of a safe, efficient, and adaptable general aviation aircraft solution.”

Our original mission statement, as set out above and framed more than 20 years ago, has stood the test of time. Although conceived when the environmental crisis was beyond the horizon, and climate issues were the concerns of academics or ahead-of-the-curve activists, our objective was to provide a transport solution for those often poorly served by surface-based alternatives.

Building more infrastructure for surface-based transport (roads and railways) may well be a short-term solution for increased demand. Even when all vehicles running on these networks produce zero CO2 emissions, there is and will be a high environmental cost in building and maintaining such road and rail systems.

The solution is a shift, some see a necessary paradigm shift, toward sustainable aviation – a transport solution that needs no physical infrastructure other than at its start- and endpoints.

Cormorant aims to play its role in this. Our still valid, though late last century, mission statement might now be neatly summarized: “Electric Aviation. For Everyone. Everywhere.”

Helping transport achieve sustainability goals

The greening of transport not only relates to the modes of transport which people actually use, but also the physical infrastructure that is required. 

Road vehicles are undergoing decarbonization and railways are already electrified to a considerable extent. The sourcing of raw materials for, and construction & maintenance of, the road and rail network infrastructures however remain substantial environmental issues. These processes all have significant negative impacts, whether in terms of raw material sourcing, extraction, and use, or the degradation of land that is consumed on which roads and railways are constructed.

The solution to increasing demand for transport infrastructure? Travel less and/or fly sustainably. Aviation transport solutions only need infrastructure at departure and arrival points with connecting networks for any local, land-based travel.

The Cormorant’s development

More than 20 years ago the need for Cormorant was envisioned. The inspiration for its design lay in providing a STOL (Short Take-Off & Landing), multi-functional aircraft requiring minimal operating infrastructure. This dictated the requirement to operate safely and effectively on unpaved runways and from water. Communities and operators in remoter locations are a target demographic.

Cormorant reinterprets the design brief for a robust, go-anywhere, STOL aircraft by offering a safer, efficient, and adaptable solution.

An electric motor provides the opportunity for environmentally-friendly, high torque power source technology to coalesce with Cormorant’s high-lift aerodynamics.

When batteries are used as an energy storage solution, solar-recharging can enhance the electric Cormorant as an off-grid, versatile, low infrastructure requirement, 21st century transport solution.

SEA design values: Safety, Efficiency, Adaptability

As we move into an era of sustainable general aviation, Cormorant presents an innovative aircraft that addresses general aviation design deficits. This is particularly so in its easily configured amphibious format, where many dated configurations in this sector can be traced back seventy years or more.

Central to Cormorant’s design philosophy are its SEA values, hence our corporate name – Cormorant SEAplanes:

  • Safety
    • In-line, low center of gravity yields improved maneuverability and stability.
    • Enclosed, ducted fan results in safer operation.
  • Efficiency
    • Fuselage design has in-built lift characteristics, enhancing STOL performance.
    • Ducted fan provides enhanced performance including, greater thrust, higher efficiency, and quieter operation.
    • Composite material construction emphasizes low mass whilst enhancing structural integrity, reducing operating and maintenance costs.
    • Integrated solar panels minimize reliance on charging infrastructure.
  • Adaptability
    • Internally, the cabin space is both roomy and reconfigurable to adapt to a variety of operator requirements.
    • Externally, Cormorant provides for unique, easy ‘reconfigurability’. The simple attachment of our boat-hull transforms an efficient, multi-use, land-based aircraft into a high-performance, amphibious seaplane.

Be part of Cormorant.

Electric Aviation. For Everyone. Everywhere.

Be part of Cormorant.

Electric Aviation. For Everyone. Everywhere.

Invest in Cormorant

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:

  • An EU, Swiss, or Norwegian citizen; or,
  • A US accredited investor.

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.

Investor enquiry form

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