The Cormorant is a boat-hulled amphibious aircraft with an entirely new, logical design and engine placement: these eliminate many drawbacks of existing configurations with highly unstable floats and engine placement. The Cormorant is inherently stable and safe to handle in the air and on water. The Cormorant can carry a maximum of 7 passengers or 650 kg of cargo.
The basis for the design of the Cormorant is that the plane has been designed around its center of gravity and a low thrust line, key characteristics of the Cormorant design are:
- The powerplant and the fan are located behind the cabin in a duct within the fuselage and in the thrust line
- The hull (airframe) is composed of very light and strong composite materials
- Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) characteristics due to its configuration
- Forward swept wing with integrated winglets, the function of which is as a driver on the surface to prevent the wing diving beneath the water’s surface
- The ambient noise is significantly lower than other comparable seaplanes due to the ducted fan
- A sporty and sleek look – the Cormorant is redolent of a jet airplane.