US developer of next-generation seaglider aircraft, REGENT, is building momentum toward the eventual launch of its water-hovering passenger plane with two new business announcements led by the unveiling of the full-scale version of its prototype craft.

Today REGENT presented a mock-up of the fully operational version of its passenger seaglider, which the company plans to put through initial test flights in 2024. Up until now, REGENT had been using a quarter-scale prototype of the plane for what it says have been successful aerial trials conducted over the past year.

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In addition to bringing REGENT that much closer to testing needed for establishing a future certification program for the seaglider, the company says the full-scale rendition of the plane will give prospective clients a chance to physically interact with the craft as they finalize their fleet acquisitions.

REGENT says…