Berlin’s International Aviation Show (ILA) is not exactly a typical showcase for soaring planes – but Berlin is our home and we took this opportunity to present our innovations in the political environment at our doorstep as well as the result of the support received from the aviation research program of the Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWI.
Electric hybrid drives have a firm place in the future of aviation – and as with all fundamental innovations, start-up periods tend to be long. We have entered the field with the elfin, a pioneer with a production start in 2019, and received a remarkable amount of attention. Our approach to close the gap between glider and powered airplane by harnessing the potential of an electric hybrid drive was noted very positively. This is due to the fact that the elfin combines the two in one - without compromising flight performance or comfort.
At ILA, we had a joint booth with the Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Alliance (BBAA) in the International Supplier Center (ISC). Valuable contacts were made with experts from the purchasing and development departments of leading OEM manufacturers and first tier suppliers.