From less emissions to zero emissions,
from being quiet to being almost silent!
The eDA40 shall be the first EASA/FAA CS/Part 23 certified electric airplane in its category. With DC fast charging offering short turnaround times, it is an exceptional sustainable aircraft for the flight training market of tomorrow.
The testing of the all-electric eDA40 is an important step towards future pilot training in an even more environmentally friendly manner.Matthias Spohr
CEO Lufthansa Aviation Training.
Preliminary Technical Specifications
The eDA40, a derivative of the existing and certified DA40 series, shall be the first certified electric airplane in its category and the greenest way of learning to fly:
The SAFRAN ENGINeUS™ Aircraft Electric motor is a state-of-the-art self-contained direct drive 125 kW propulsion system offering very high operating efficiencies exceeding 94%. The dual winding/controller architecture offers an enhanced reliability and safety, similar to twin-engine aircraft, on a single engine aircraft platform. The air cooling guarantees an easy to maintain, simple and cost efficient cooling system.
The eDA40 fully integrated Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck offers superior situational awareness, convenience and safety.
The eDA40 will have Electric Power Systems’ EPiC™ technology dual string battery system installed that includes: muliple segregated battery modules, high voltage battery power management units, service disconnects, high voltage power distribution and charge interface.
Electric Power Systems’ Direct Current (DC) fast charging system is capable of turning around a depleted aircraft in under 20 - 30 minutes.
The eDA40 will be the perfect add-on to your flight school concept: The eDA40 can be used for the first phase of pilot training, circuit training and for all flights in the vicinity of the airfield while the DA40 NG is the perfect aircraft for longer cross-country flights which require more endurance and range.
With a fleet consisting of the all electric eDA40 and the jet fuel powered DA40 NG and DA42-VI you fly as eco-friendly as possible:
Creating an eco-conscious and cost effective option for the training market has always been at the core of Diamond Aircraft.
The eDA40 operating costs are expected to be reduced by over 35 % compared to traditional piston aircraft.
|Motor||125 kW SAFRAN Electrical & Power ENGINeUSTM 100|
|Battery||80 kWh EPiC Power battery by Electric Power Systems (EPS)|