Hungarian-German e-plane wins prize at Aero 2016

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Magnus eFusion, an electric airplane in development by Hungaryʼs Magnus Aircraft and Germanyʼs Siemens, was awarded an innovation prize at the Aero 2016 aviation show in Friedrichshafen, according to reports.

The engine of the aircraft. (Photo: The Official Website of Siemens)

Speaking with Hungarian state-owned all-news channel M1, Magnus communications director Domonkos Andreka said that Magnus Aircraft expects to start taking orders for its eFusion aircraft from next year. Currently the company is working on extending the working time of the plane, he added. 

The aerobatic capability of the aircraft makes it ideal for upset recovery training for airline pilots, offering a cheaper alternative to conventional high-power two-seater aircraft, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

The fully electric propulsion system of the Magnus eFusion provides takeoff power of 60 kW, according to the Siemensʼ website, which described the plane. The all-electric Magnus eFusion made its maiden flight at the Matkópuszta airfield in Kecskemét, Hungary on April 11.

Airbus and Siemens plan to jointly develop prototypes for various propulsion systems for short, local trips with aircraft below 100 seats, helicopters or UAVs up to classic short and medium-range journeys, the Siemenʼs website says. 

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