Dec 4th 2013
Foundation of ELEKTRO SKY GmbH
EADCO GmbH founds in cooperation with PC-Aero GmbH the ELEKTRO SKY GmbH
ELEKTRO SKY GmbH (following the Agreement of Cooperation between PC-Aero GmbH and EADCO GmbH) will develop the new full electric aircraft Elektro E6 – “the technology platform for the future commercial e-aviation”.
Announced at Friedrichshafen’s Aero Expo and displayed (at least in model form) at the 2013 Paris Air Show, the Elektro E6 is the technology platform for a future, all electric transport aircraft. With low CO2 emissions, noise and vibration, the six-seat, two-engines airplane features full carbon composite structure. Solar cells on its high wing could help extend the range for this machine to 500 kilometers (310 miles), predicted if battery developments continue at their current pace for the next six years. The light twin would boast a payload of 480 kilograms (1,065 pounds).
The team’s goals are to build a Proof of Concept vehicle in less than three years and achieve CS23 Certification (equivalent to FAR Part 23) in 10 years.
The Elektro E6 will include all systems of a normal commercial aircraft in the final version, including retractable landing gear, anti-ice system, cabin pressure and air conditioning, according to the company plan.