Skif recently graduated from the MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University, and with first class honours in his bachelor for Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnical University of Catalonia. He has a year work experience in Spain in the Automotive sector as support Quality Engineer. During which he gained important skills such as CAD modelling, FEA stress analysis, fluid dynamics and design. Together with his developed technical skills, Skif is fluent in four languages (English, Spanish, Catalan & German) making him adaptable to any situation.
He started working on the eVTOL project in 2017. Being enthusiastic about exploring innovative ideas and having problem-solving skills, he continues working as part of the design team.
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S1D & S2D
- S1D. The first flying prototype of the e-Starling was developed to prove the ARC Aerosystems concept. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled fully-electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was first showcased in EBACE 2018, in Geneva.
- S2D. Fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft, 20% scale of the e-starling, also a concept demonstrator. It was showcased in EBACE 2018 in Geneva.
S1P & S2P
- S1P. To enhance understanding of control mechanisms and the performance of larger fan propellers, the S1P was designed. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was tested successfully in 2019. The S1P uses contrarotating propellers to generate lift
- S2P. ARC Aerosystems progressed to a larger prototype with a wingspan of 20% the size of the e-Starling, namely the S2P. This aircraft was also fully electrically powered and remotely piloted and used to demonstrate a more scalable prototype. High RPM electric ducted fans (EDF) were used to create lift.
- S5U. 50%-scale prototypes of the e-Starling, CTOL versions. The first milestone of this phase was the delivery of an unmanned version (S5U). It has a wing- span of approximately 8 meters. The S5U prototype underwent flight tests in Sept 2020.
- A huge year for ARC Aerosystems! 2021 saw numerous successful unmanned VTOL hover tests (fully electric), shortly followed by the ground-breaking manned VTOL hover test (fully electric).
- 2022. Significant time saving is the most noteworthy benefit of the ARC C150 aircraft. A fixed
wing VTOL UAV will eliminate dependency on runways/launch and recovery facility. It
is fast, less sensitive to adverse weather than multi-rotor drones and the range is long
enough to cover most remote locations of the country.
Using BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) technology, ARC C150 can be piloted
remotely and eventually will be autonomous.
- 2022:A fixed wing VTOL UAV will eliminate dependency on runways/launch and recovery facility. It is
fast, less sensitive to adverse weather than multi-rotor drones and the range is long enough to
cover most remote locations of the country.
Using BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) technology, ARC C600 can be piloted remotely and
eventually will be autonomous. solution.