Carter Aviation Technologies of Wichita Falls, Texas, has created two subsidiary companies to further development of its Personal Air Vehicle (PAV).
The PAV prototype was introduced at AirVenture 2009 as a static display prior to moving into flight-testing. Carter is now preparing for the next stage with the creation of Carter Aerospace Development, LLC and Carter Air Vehicles, LLC. Carter Aviation Technologies will continue to handle all licensing of Carter’s Slowed Rotor/Compound (SR/C) Aircraft Technology. Carter Aerospace Development will handle research and development programs for the company, while Carter Air Vehicles is the new manufacturing arm that will produce pre-production and initial production aircraft for the civilian market.
“We are beginning a new phase in our corporate development,” said Jay Carter Jr., president. “Moving from a research and development company into commercial production has required a great deal of investigation. Our decision to set-up a production facility, particularly for pre-production and initial aircraft, came about because potential licensees were concerned about their staff being able to come up to speed quickly on the techniques and processes used in producing our designs. However, the future scope of our manufacturing will depend on demand for our aircraft.”
The new PAV design is the second-generation aircraft to demonstrate Carter’s SR/C Aircraft technology — a combination of rotorcraft and fixed-wing aerodynamics. It incorporates developments learned in seven years of flight-testing Carter’s original prototype and newly developed automated controls and systems, according to company officials.
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