5 Amazing Flying Ships | WIG CRAFTS

 WIG[WING-IN-GROUND] EFFECT or "GROUND EFFECT" is the phenomenon of increased lift and reduced aerodynamic drag of a wing flying close to a surface. [IMO-Guidelines for WIG effect]

Ground effect is an aerodynamic principle that aircraft experience when flying close to the earth’s surface—either over ground or water. The phenomenon takes hold when operating within a distance of one wingspan from the surface. The surface alters the flow field around the wing, resulting in reduced drag and an increase in lift. In simple terms, reduced drag leads to better fuel efficiency and increased lift lets the craft carry heavier payloads. 


WIG craft is a multimodal craft which, in its main operational mode, flies by using ground effect above water or some other surface, without constant contact with the surface, and is supported in the air mainly by an aerodynamic lift generated on its wing or wings or its hull, or their parts, which are designed to utilize the ground effect actio [ IMO-Guidelines for WIG craft ]

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● 1. The Flying Ship ARON M80 - World's First Commercial WIG CRAFT

ARON: The First Flying Ship manufacturer in Korea

Starting from basic design to structural analysis, wind tunnel testing, prototyping, and commercialization, ARON has built mass production line base on 3D design that is all developed in-house to ensure quality and reliability. The M-Series has been developed over the past 10 years that made ARON dissimilar material connection technology and vacuum infusion.

For more details, visit - http://www.aron.co.kr/aronk/main_e.html

● 2. AIRFISH 8 by  Wigetworks Pte Ltd.

Wigetworks Private Limited (Wigetworks) was incorporated in Singapore in April 2004. It was established with the main purposes to commercialize Wing-in-Ground (WIG) effect craft technology and to be the center of excellence of WIG technology.

The AirFish 8 (AF8) is an 8-10 seater WIG Craft with a 17m x 15m footprint. It is designed to be operated by 2 crew and carrying capacity for 6-8 passengers in standard civilian transport configuration. It is powered by a powerful yet compact V8 car engine that runs on 95 Octane automotive-grade unleaded gasolines. Airfish 8 is designed and built to adhere to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines.

For more at - https://www.wigetworks.com/airfish-8

● 3. Ekranoplan Chaika-2: multi-purpose ekranoplan project A-050-742d

High-speed passengers and cargo transportation in marine littoral areas, solving dedicated purposes of Emergency Control Ministry (EMERCOM). It is possessed as amphibian, which can boarding/landing from/to unimproved shore with the shore grade in 5 degrees. Water and second-class airfield is provided. 

For more at - http://www.ckbspk.ru/en/products/ekranoplanyi/chajka-2/

● 4. The Flying Ship Company 

It has taken proven Soviet-era Ekranoplan technology that harnesses the aerodynamic principal of Ground Effect to create advanced, unmanned maritime shipping vehicles that fly just over the water. These patent-pending Flying Ships will disrupt the global logistics industry with the combination of hybrid-electric propulsion and 21st century aerodynamics. Integrating these concepts dramatically decreases vehicle cost, improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions.

For More information: https://flyingship.co


AQUAS (12pax + 2crew) - Mid-range marine ekranoplan for high-speed passenger and cargo transportation.

RDC Aqualines Ekranoplans are new-generation vehicles combining combining elements of aviation and marine technologies. In fact, they are high-speed vessels reaching the flight speed. The ekranoplan technology was developed in the USSR for military purposes. Nowadays RDC Aqualines implements the project for civil ekranoplan manufacturing, developes and produces commercial cargo-passenger ekranoplans.

RDC Aqualines is a privately owned company, which unites several design bureaus and aircraft manufacturing factory in the format of consortium.

For More information:  

๐Ÿ‘‰• https://www.rdcaqualines.co/

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