Air Utility Vehicles (AUV)

Disrupting the traditional and creating an entirely new type of aircraft, our latest marketing and distribution agreement calls for a completely new approach to aircraft classification.

The Mayman Aerospace Speeder uniquely defies the existing categories of aerial vehicle. It is simply in a class of its own – and has subsequently been defined as an ‘Air Utility Vehicle’ or AUV. A new capability-defined category created specifically to set a very high bar for potential competitors.

An ‘AUV’ must fulfil all three of the following features, and the Mayman Aerospace Speeder is the only aircraft currently meeting this requirement.

  • High performance & low cost
  • High speed & long range
  • Large payload & small size



Air Utility has become an essential mission for Military and Civilian Users. A high power, high speed design, powered by multiple distributed micro jet engines that are able to run on SAJF.

Offering operators a competitive alternative to eVTOLs, drones and helicopters when they need a combination of speed, capacity and range. The Speeder (automobile sized model) can lift 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg) and cover up to 400 miles (643.7 km) at 500 mph (805 kph) in unpiloted cargo mode.

Mayman Aerospace

Mayman Aerospace was founded by David Mayman – entrepreneur, visionary, inventor, and passionate aviator. The company is building an ultra-small, Hyper-fast, heavy-lift VTOL aircraft called Speeder AUV. Speeder is setting the standard for an entirely new disruptive category of aircraft called Air Utility Vehicle. Based in Southern California, Mayman Aerospace is currently flight testing its third full-scale Speeder prototype.

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Often described as a ‘flying Jeep’ the Speeder can be controlled remotely, with the help of a pilot or it can be fully autonomous. It will be jet turbine-powered because the energy density of batteries is not reliable for such a small and capable type of aircraft.

Identifying a gap in the VTOL Air Utility market, Mayman Aerospace has invented an aircraft that cannot be defined by existing categorization. The ‘Speeder’ is the first Air Utility Vehicle (AUV).

Savback will market and distribute the Speeder exclusively in the Nordic countries, targeting defence, forestry, oil and gas, and civil applications for Mayman Aerospace.

Speeder Air Utility Vehicle (AUV)

Speeder AUV by Mayman Aerospace is a multi-purpose Air Utility Vehicle (AUV). The unique Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft is built on a modular chassis with distributed propulsion provided by four or eight micro jet turbines running on standard A1 Jet Fuel or Zero Net Carbon Sustainable Aviation Fuel. This combination and resulting power density gives Speeder a performance envelope not possible with any other similar sized VTOL aircraft – effectively rewriting the rulebook and putting Speeder in a class of its own. Speeder is the only true, compact-sized heavy-lift Air Utility Vehicle.

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