- Aug 27, 2014
- Louisville, KY
3000 pounds is not roughly one tonne, by any reasonable measure .Well, it said "roughly" one tonne. (could be 3000 pounds)
And, the other article said 2 tons (with cooling system). So details matter.
Yes, details matter. But this company doesn't have a history of making unrealistic claims, and currently claims the weight capacity for 4-5 passengers. The article that says 2 tonnes is by the Seattle Times and would result in a plane whose empty weight is way over the maximum landing weight, the article that says one tonne is by Flight Global and results in a plane that has enough useful load to carry 4-5 passengers, exactly what the company claims. Flight Global also publishes the weekly "Flight International" magazine, which has been in publication for 111 years (not a typo, started in 1909). Which one do you think is more likely to have it wrong?