Elfly, the company building an all-electric seaplane, announced today at EAA AirVenture that it has chosen Electric Power Systems as the battery provider for the Noemi.
The companies announced the partnership for the research demonstrator program at AirVenture. Under the terms of the agreement, EPS will deliver the EPiC battery line for a demonstration to integrate upgradable energy solutions. The research initiative aims at producing an amphibious plane with 15 to 20 Noemi passenger-ready aircraft by 2030. EP Systems, a leading energy storage solutions provider, will provide its advanced battery systems to Elfly. The battery systems have demonstrated quality performance, safety and durability. These batteries will be the ideal choice for the research objective.
Elfly is a new customer in a growing list of aviation industry members. EPS customers include the FAA, Boeing, Diamond Aircraft, Plana, REGENT, Safran, Supernal, Ampaire, Aura Aero and VoltAero. The company also provides its electric powertrain system to Bell Helicopter's hybrid Advanced Air Mobility aircraft the Bell Nexus and Boeing's Cargo Air Vehicle.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with Elfly on its pioneering research project," EPS CEO Nathan Millecam said. "We are confident that our advanced battery technology will contribute significantly to the success of the project and we are excited to have been selected."
Both EPS and Elfly are committed to keeping safety, sustainability and performance as a priority. The two companies share a commitment and high level of expertise in their respective fields. The level of commitment and technological skill will hasten the integration of electric aviation, changing how we travel.RELATED STORY:Elfly Group reveals all-electric seaplane design 'Noemi'
Elfly revealed the design for the Noemi in June. Noemi stems from "no emissions," and was designed for flexible mobility in Norway. The design was inspired by a boat, whose hull will allow the aircraft to takeoff using little power. The non-passenger prototype is being readied for flight in 2025. It is being designed for 124-mile air journeys at up to 155 mph in 2030.
"We are delighted to welcome EPS as an early and important supplier for our first demonstrator," Elfly Founder and CEO "Their team's highly relevant experience supporting battery technology on complementary, innovative programs, positions them well for our next-generation seaplane, which we intend to build and fly under our own Air Operator's Certificate in Norway."All about AirVentureHartzell talks new prop offerings, STC approval, Top Prop conversion program at AirVentureDiamond DA-50 RG benefits from FAA Certification of Continental CD-300 Jet-A Piston EngineFuel deals from over 50 FBOs, airshow schedule - everything you need for AirVentureCirrus Aircraft unveils private pilot training program, Vision Jet upgrades at Airventure 2023The Belly of the Beast - A look inside the NASA Super Guppy at AirVenture 2023Textron shows off refreshed interiors for piston class of aircraftHoneywell reveals KX 200 navigation communication system for next-gen cockpitsCessna Caravan family to receive latest Garmin avionics software upgrade in 2024Beechcraft Denali makes show debut at AirVenture 2023The Vertical Flight Symposium takes off in OshkoshPilot plans world record solo flight to 25 states in 24 hours, landing at AirVentureTextron donates Pipistrel Velis Electro to auction at EAA AirVenture