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Unlike other personal jets, the Saker S-1 is fighter jet-inspired and has a cruising speed of Mach 0.95, maxing out at Mach 0.99. It features a tandem two-seat design and can handle take-off and landings from runways as short as 1,500 ft (457 m), while climbing at a rate of 14,000 ft/min (4,267 m/min). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

According to Giz Mag, "it will be powered by two Williams FJ44-4 engines that boast a 5,000 hour time before overhaul (TBO), which Saker says gives the S-1 an estimated operating cost of US$2 per nautical mile. Saker adds that the engines, combined with the S-1's aerodynamic profile, will result in an aircraft that uses 20 percent less fuel than its competitors."


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