Scylax from Germany which is developing a 10 seat short range electric twin engine aircraft and demonstrate that with the existing technology is possible to step in the area of commercial electric transportation.
announce today that the operator FLN FRISIA-Luftverkehr GmbH Norddeich joined as new shareholder with the goal to bring their practical airliner experience in the development and certification of the new aircraft in order to replace their existing 10 aircraft with the new E10. FNS Frisia connects with their aircraft the North Sea German islands .
Together with FLN we redefined the aircraft in order to fulfil the airliner requirements:
– short takeoff and landing
– landing with strong cross wind
– robust construction with fix landing gear
– low noise
With the existing battery technology we can cover emission free ( CO2 and noise) a 300 km leg. In about 10 Years more than 600 km.
The plan is to have in 3 years a demonstrator which will be in the first phase used by Frisia for Ireland freight , than complete full EASA CS23 certification in max. 8 Years from now. We know that the certification process for such an electric aircraft is very complex. That’s why we fix a realistic certification goal. Of course we will do the best to finish the Certification sooner.
We concentrate now for raising the investment needed for the demonstrator.
Short aircraft specifications
– cruising speed: 300 km/h
– range:300 km
– Start and landing distance: under 300 m
– limit speed Flaps extended (VSO): 50 kts
– landing up to 40 kts side wind possible
– full carbon composite structure
– twin engine (2X260 kW)
– 10 Seats ( including pilot)
– seat abreast: Min. 800 mm
– cabin width:1.35 m
About FLN Frisia GmbH
The aviation company FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr GmbH in Norddeich was founded in 1969 to supplement shipping traffic to the East Frisian islands of Juist and Norderney by AG Reederei Norden-Frisia.
In 2014, the company merged with LFH Luftverkehr from Harle and since then serves as “island fliers” of the airfields Norddeich and Harle the destinations Juist and Wangerooge in regular service. At the moment “the island pilots” have a total of 14 Britten-Norman Islander and Cessna 172/182 aircraft. Maintenance and servicing of the aircraft is done by the subsidiary FLT Frisia Luftfahrttechnik GmbH in Harle. The FLN currently employs 60 people at both locations.
Last year, “the island pilots” transported a total of 133,000 passengers.