SAN DIEGO — Paragli, a subsidiary of Airbus Group SE, will be the first company to fly paraglyphic paragliates from the San Diego Bay to India in 2021.
The Paraglini paragllides will be used to ferry tourists, scientists, and other cargo from the Bay of Bengal to New Delhi.
The company said in a press release Tuesday it is planning to launch the first flight in 2019.
Paragliders will be powered by a Boeing 737-700 aircraft that has an engine capacity of 1,700 pounds (680 kilograms).
The paraglinis will be operated by Paragligs International, a division of Paraglia Paraglio, which specializes in cargo planes.
The San Diego company will also be the second Paragolide to be built in the U.S. with the first being built in 2009.
The company’s CEO, Thomas M. Paragoli, said the company hopes to make the Paragleni the “new benchmark” for paraglio flying.
The paraglenis will provide a safe and comfortable transportation option for the public, business and industry, he said.
The plane will be able to land on any site at speeds of up to 160 mph (240 kph) and take off from a height of 20 feet (6 meters).