Hungarian company Magnus has made the first flight of its eFusion equipped with a Siemens hybrid electric-diesel powerplant.
The news was broken by Siemens electric aircraft guru Frank Anton on Twitter today, but so far Magnus has remained silent apart from a Facebook teaser ahead next week’s AERO Friedrichshafen General Aviation show.
Touchdown April 11th, 2018, 17:51 loc at Matkópuszta airfield. Successful maiden flight of hybrid #eFusion in good time before #AeroFriedrichshafen. Sole serial-hybrid #eAircraft flying in the world. @Siemens #HybridElectricPropulsion System for #aircraft with #FlyEco Diesel. pic.twitter.com/moxN4TW5Uv
— Frank Anton (@Frank_E_Anton) April 13, 2018
Excited to have flown #eAircraft #eFusion with highest power density inverter by @Siemens: SiC #PowerElectronics with micro channel cooling plate fits in box 47mm x 94mm x 141mm, weighs only 900g, delivers 57kW propulsive power. #ElectricPropulsion for aircraft. pic.twitter.com/C4DiYWlUBR
— Frank Anton (@Frank_E_Anton) April 12, 2018
FLYER will be reporting from AERO next week, with daily updates online.