Pre-orders for the Seaglider have totalled $465 million.
The Seaglider is a seaplane that hovers just above the water's surface due to the aerodynamic panel's interaction, staying within a wingspan of the water's surface. Seaplanes are commonly used for coastal transportation and daily commutes when it is unprofitable to utilise fully-fledged aviation.
The Seaglider is a seaplane from the American manufacturer Regent. At 300 km / h, it can fly about 600 km and is accelerated by hydrofoils. At a speed of 30–70 km / h, the plane can take to the air.
Being considerably cheaper than planes and faster than ferries, this mode of transport has drawn the attention of major ferry and aviation companies. Seaplanes do not require any special infrastructure and are also extremely comfortable for passengers.
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