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TCab Tech partners with Safran on the electric motors for the E20 eVTOL

TCab Tech partners with Safran on the electric motors for the E20 eVTOL
Beijing, China, May 31, 2022 – Safran Electrical & Power, world leader in aircraft electrical systems, and TCab Tech, a leading eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft company in China, have just announced a cooperation agreement to equip the E20 full-electric eVTOL aircraft with ENGINeUS™ electric smart motors.

TCab Tech is currently developing E20, a 5-seater passenger-carrying eVTOL aircraft equipped with six rotors – four tilt and two lift rotors – and a high gull-wing with a conventional tailplane design. The eVTOL targets a maximum design range of 200km, and a cruising speed of 260km/hour. Safran Electrical & Power will supply all six ENGINeUSTM electric smart motors. CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) certification for the E20 is expected by 2025.

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The ENGINeUSTM product line includes a broad range of electric motors with power outputs from single digit to 500 kW. The ENGINeUSTM 100, that will equip the E20, delivers more than 100 kW at take-off and features a fully integrated motor controller within the machine. The thermal management is provided by an optimized air-cooling system. The certification of the electric motor is planned for mid-2023.

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