Safran Electrical & Power and TCab Tech, an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft company in China, have signed a cooperation agreement to equip the E20 full-electric eVTOL aircraft with ENGINeUSTM electric smart motors.
TCab Tech is currently developing E20, a five-seater passenger-carrying eVTOL aircraft equipped with six rotors – four tilt and two lift rotors – and a high gull-wing with a conventional tailplane design. The eVTOL is targeting a maximum design range of 200 km and a cruising speed of 260 km/hour. Safran Electrical & Power will supply all six ENGINeUS TM electric smart motors. CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) certification for the E20 is expected by 2025.
The ENGINeUSTM product line includes a broad range of electric motors with power outputs from single digit to 500 kW. The ENGINeUSTM 100, that will equip the E20, delivers more than 100 kW at take-off and features a fully integrated motor controller within the machine. The thermal management is provided by an optimised air-cooling system. The certification of the electric motor is planned for mid-2023.