Mounted on the underside of the saucer section, the Aerowing rests in a recessed hatchway just aft of the ventral sensor array on both the Intrepid class and Majestic class. The craft serves in the capacity of a runabout aboard a small number of larger ships. In fact, the Aerowing’s technology and design is based in large part on the Danube class runabout.
The Aerowing provides a large secondary craft, long-range travel and the protection, armament, and sensor capabilities beyond that of a standard auxiliary shuttle. Facilities include two sleeping bunks and a standard runabout passenger cabin. A replicator and flight couches provide for the needs of the passengers and a two-person transporter allows for beaming of personnel or cargo when needed. Atmospheric flight capabilities allow this shuttle type to land on planetary surfaces.
|Starfleet Auxiliary Craft Classes (Active)|
|Runabouts||Danube - Arrow - Delta Flyer - Dynasty - Talon - Volga|
|Transports||Argo - Polaris - Titan - Wyvern Hopper|
|Shuttles||Type 6 - Type 7 - Type 8 - Type 9 - Type 10 - Type 11 - Type 15 - Type 18|
|Fighters||Broadsword class - Peregrine class - Gryphon class - Valkyrie class|
|Captain's Yacht||Aerowing - Galaxy Class Yacht - Sovereign Class Yacht - Waverider|