TCab’s E20 to be equipped with Safran motors
Safran Electrical & Power’s ENGINeUSTM electric smart motors will power China-based developer, TCab Tech’s E20 eVTOL aircraft.
TCab Tech is currently developing E20, a 5-seater passenger-carrying eVTOL aircraft equipped with six rotors – four tilt and two lift rotors.
The E20 targets a maximum range of 200km, and a cruising speed of 260km/h. Safran will supply all six ENGINeUS TM electric smart motors, with Civil Aviation Administration of China certification expected by 2025.
Thierry Sieg, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Safran Electrical & Power, said: “By providing our ENGINeUS TM electric motors to this revolutionary E20 eVTOL designed by TCab Tech, Safran Electrical & Power is participating to write a new page in urban air mobility. This project combines breakthrough technologies, a low-carbon footprint and a high level of safety due to the electric distributed propulsion.”
The ENGINeUSTM product line includes 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 certification of the 100 motor is planned for mid-2023.
Philippe Bardol, Safran general delegate for China and CEO of Safran China, said: “By bringing sustainable and innovative technologies, Safran is proud to partner with TCab Tech to further be present in this new emerging and environmentally friendly sector of the urban air mobility in China. We have high hopes for E20 eVTOL’s prospects in the Chinese market.”
Yon Wui NG, CEO and founder, TCab Tech added: “A world class motor partner is essential for the development of the eVTOL aircraft. We are excited to work together with Safran to integrate the E20 with high reliability and superb performance electric propulsion system. The smart motor has a well-advanced certification plan matching our E20 certification needs, which makes it an ideal choice for our eVTOL aircraft.”