Project eFlight

About Us

“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.”

Lyndon B. Johnson - 36 president of the United States

In the mid-20th century, it was realised that lead in automotive fuel has harmful effects on human health, with young children particularly vulnerable. Starting in the 1970s, many countries began phasing out lead in automotive fuel. By 2011, a study backed by the United Nations estimated that the removal of leaded fuel had resulted in $2.4 trillion in annual benefits, and 1.2 million fewer premature deaths. Quite rightly, and not before time, this led to a worldwide ban on leaded fuel ten years later… but not for the General Aviation market!

The US is the largest General Aviation market in the world, with of over 204,000 single engine aircraft, and 177,000 of those still running on air polluting leaded fuel. These aircraft are now responsible for two-thirds of the lead pollution in the US, burning 209 million gallons of leaded fuel a year and dispensing nearly 500 tonnes of lead (pb) into the air.

There are serious human health risks, particularly for children under 6 years of age, associated with lead poisoning. Recent studies calculate that lead emissions from avgas fuel in the US contribute to $1 Billion in annual damages due to IQ losses and other health issues. Research has shown that children living near small airports were found to have concerning levels of the poisonous metal in their blood.

There is currently no company offering an electric conversion kit for any aircraft. We believe we are uniquely place to research, test, and develop the perfect electric power train combinations for the retrofit and electrification of current General Aviation Aircraft, as well as building a new electric aircraft for the recreational and pilot training markets.

Project eFlight are using their contacts, resources, and expertise to become technological innovators in electrification of General Aviation; building an electric power train that can be adapted to fit any single engine GA aircraft and researching, testing, and assessing every component part to find the best and safest electric motor and battery system.

The first phase will be to build an electric aircraft for the General Aviation and pilot training market while designing different retrofit kits for conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) aircraft.

Weight, of course, is a big issue in all forms of aviation, but doubly so for electric aircraft. The battery technology sets the boundaries, with every pound carried skyward represents a pound less payload and a reduction in the range you'll get from the batteries.

The ‘MUNDUS’ aircraft is being designed and built for the GA, recreational flyer, and the pilot training market. Originally a four-seater aircraft, the aircraft will be built as a lightweight two-seater, with a Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) of 3500 lbs. Our calculations show that the ‘MUNDAS’ would allow the utilization of over 2000 lbs of batteries: nearly seven times the power of the only current certified electric aircraft.

Our prototype aircraft is anticipated to have an initial range of 400 miles, with existing battery technology and battery management system; this will be upgradeable to over 600 miles with the next generation of battery technology, within the next 5 years.

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