H55 and BRM Aero open orders for electric aircraft

17 April 2024 12:38

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Sion/Kunowice/Friedrichshafen - H55 and BRM Aero are opening the order books for their B23 Energic electric training aircraft. From 17 to 20 April, the aircraft is being flown and showcased at Aero 24 in Friedrichshafen, Europe's leading aviation trade fair. Market delivery is scheduled from the beginning of 2025.

H55 and BRM Aero unveiled their all-electric B23 Energic aircraft at Aero 24 in Friedrichshafen on 17 April. It offers an hour of flight time plus reserves. The two-seater aircraft arrived from Switzerland and completed demonstration and passenger flights in the days leading up to Europe's leading trade fair for general aviation.

It is being built by BRM Aero, a manufacturer of two-seater training aircraft from Kunovice in the Czech Republic. According to a statement, production and design approval has already been granted. The electric propulsion system with motor, motor control, battery packs and energy management systems was developed by H55, based in Sion in the canton of Valais. It has already been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its Compliance Check List. According to the statement, this is a significant step towards formal approval.

"We are thrilled to bring the B23 Energic aircraft to the market as the first CS-23 certified electric airplane," André Borschberg, Executive Chairman of H55, is quoted as saying. BRM was one of the company’s first customers, he said. “These electric flight trainers will pave the way for the development of larger electric aircraft needed to decarbonize air transportation".

BRM is now accepting pre-orders. The first 20 flight schools that opt for a fully electric and clean solution for pilot training will receive a special offer. It will be delivered from the beginning of 2025. “With the B23 Energic, we're not just offering a cleaner and more efficient training aircraft; we're ushering in a new era of sustainable flight,” H55 CEO Martin Larose is quoted as saying. ce/mm

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