dufour aerospace cooperation with MGM COMPRO

Dufour complete flight testing of their e-VTOL

We are excited to announce that one of our significant partners – Dufour Aerospace – bring great news for electric aviation field. The reason is completion of going trough first testing phases of their tilt-wing e-VTOL called aEro 2.

On July 27, 2020, Dufour Aerospace announced that their engineering team finished initial phase of flight testing of their VTOL technology demonstrator aircraft. Over the course of 550 test flights, expanding the flight envelope incrementally, Dufour have demonstrated a high degree of stability and control in all conditions, including transitions from hover to cruise and back again.

Dufour Aerospace eVTOL project MGM COMPRO cooperation

AIRCRAFT OF GREAT POTENTIAL, that’s dufour’s vision

Although the projects is still under development, it could already show its possibilities. Felix Rubin, lead engineer for aerodynamics, commented, “At larger scales, slipstream airflows over tilting wings become more turbulent and harder to predict, and care is needed to ensure that the aircraft remains stable during transition. With this large-scale unmanned aircraft, we’ve now been able to demonstrate that we can achieve that stability at high Reynolds numbers.”

“The goal for us ultimately is to develop a vehicle that is a helicopter replacement, particularly for medical transport,” said Jasmine Kent, chief technology officer of the project. “We believe there is a big opportunity in the market for an aircraft that can do medical transfer flights faster and much more cheaply than a helicopter.” She then declared Dufour aims to begin manufacturing a full-sized experimental VTOL prototype next year, with flight testing to begin with a human test pilot by 2022, if “there are no hiccups along the way.”

SPECS OF AERO 2

  • 320km/h speed cruise
  • Hover Performance at 2’000m/M at ISA +20 Deg C.
  • 2 seats
  • optional piloted
  • hybrid or fully electric
  • range 800km in hybrid mode and 120km in full electric mode
  • low noise profile and low downwash profile makes it best in class for Urban Air
  • Transport and operation in populated areas

MGM COMPRO INCLUDED IN DEVELOPMENT

We are proud that altogether with Dufour Aerospace team we are on the right way to tune the system towards the full scale prototype. Except complex motor management we talk about electric motor possibilities and battery pack design for the final stage of the project.

Related Articles

AIRSPEEDER – THE ELECTRIC FLYING CAR RACING SERIES

AIRSPEEDER – THE ELECTRIC FLYING CAR RACING SERIES

We have our fingers crossed for the Airspeeder project of public flying cars in a sport style. MGM COMPRO is a part of this futuristic project. Let’s take a closer look!

Space technology testing in the new C3T CENTER

Space technology testing in the new C3T CENTER

MGM COMPRO was present at the opening of a new space and aerospace technology research and testing center in Prague. Our company was invited to the inaugural ceremony at the Czech Aerospace research center (VZLÚ) thanks to our very close and strong relations. On Thursday, October 6, 2022, the Ministers of Transport…

Expanding business opportunities with SENASA

Expanding business opportunities with SENASA

In October, MGM COMPRO spent some time with SENASA, a Spanish company with multiple sections that deal with various aspects of aviation. We had a very fruitful conversation together about how we can cooperate in the future.

Never Miss a Thing: Sign Up for MGM-COMPRO News

There is so much happening in the field of special electronics and electromobility, that we would like to share the latest news with you. Our goal is to inform you first about the top products, international events, projects and R&D programs we cooperate on.

Partners

Airbus
Nasa
Galactic
Siemens
Bell
Contact us