VoltAero is taking electric aircraft to an entirely new level.
Benefitting from 10 years of pioneering expertise, VoltAero is developing a truly unique general aviation airplane with a distributed hybrid-electric propulsion system for safe, quiet, efficient and eco-friendly flight.
The VoltAero aircraft utilizes a combination of electric motors and an internal combustion engine in a “push-pull” configuration. A flight demonstrator, along with a ground-based “iron bird” system test rig, will validate VoltAero’s hybrid configuration through late 2019, de-risking it for airworthiness certification and the subsequent application on a new-production airplane to be built using strong, lightweight composite materials.
Seating from four to nine persons, VoltAero’s production aircraft will have a flight duration of at least 3.5 hours – providing a highly-capable and reliable general aviation platform for private owners, air taxi/charter companies, commercial flights for point-to-point regional travel, and for use in other utility-category applications.
Deliveries of production aircraft are expected to begin during the 2021-2022 timeframe from VoltAero’s final assembly facility in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of southwest France.
At full rate, VoltAero anticipates producing approximately 150 aircraft annually.