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EPS 55

Fully certified electric propulsion and battery management for electric-powered aeroplanes

November 2019
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Identification

EPS55 brings a fully certified (FOCA, EASA, FAR) Electric Propulsion System (EPS) and battery management system that promotes the optimal use of battery technologies in a safe, clean and cost-effective manner.

EPS55 is designed to maximise and optimise the use of battery technologies for electric powered aeroplanes. EPS55 proprietary systems replace the conventional fuel-powered aircraft engine with a battery-powered system that aims to eliminate carbon emissions while offering a cleaner (zero GHG emissions), quieter (noise levels less than 55dB), and cost-effective alternative to current propulsion systems for small aeroplanes. EPS55 has perfected the management and monitoring of battery systems, controlling the charging and discharging processes to power the engine drivetrain. This is achieved through a double monitoring system (analogue and digital) that monitors over 100 battery nodes individually, with an independent power supply, with minimal exposure to signal interference during operation. EPS55 monitors battery cells independently for overheating, wear and malfunctions, giving immediate warnings once an issue has been identified. All monitoring and display are done using in-house developed and patented software and hardware that minimises the risk of signal interference during operation. EPS55 is firstly intended to power electrical aircraft trainer (or e-trainer), and in a second phase, EPS55 will power incoming electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL).

Label Date November 2019
By H55 AG
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world

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Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
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The environmental benefits

  • Reduction of GHG emissions (250 kg CO2eq per hour flying)
  • Reducing aeroplane noise pollution
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The Financial benefits

  • Reduction of the operating costs associating with flying, with electrical energy costing €6.34/hr of flight, compared to today's €160-220
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Implementation Stories

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Harbour Air, magniX and H55 Partner for The World’s First Certified All Electric Commercial Airplane

The three companies will collaborate together with Transport Canada to certify the installation of the magniX electric propulsion unit and the H55 enhanced battery system, transforming Harbour Air’s seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet. This clean, efficient, and quiet aviation project is planned to be brought to life by 2022.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

MagniX partners with Brazil’s Desaer to develop hybrid-electric regional aircraft

MagniX is partnering with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Desaer to develop a hybrid-electric version of the ATL-100 regional aircraft. The plane will make use of two Magni350 electric propulsion units as well as two gas-fueled turboprop engines. The configuration is designed to save 25% to 40% of fuel.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Harbor Air, magniX and H55 partner to certify first all-electric commercial aircraft

Harbor Air, magniX and H55 are joining forces to certify what will be the first electric commercial transport aircraft in operations. The companies will work with Transport Canada to certify the installation of the electric propulsion unit.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

H55 will deliver its electric propulsion systems in early 2022

H55 is strengthening its presence in Sion, Switzerland, by developing its research, production and testing facilities. This contribution will enable H55 to deliver its electric propulsion systems to aircraft manufacturers by early 2022.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Electric aviation: a first step towards cleaner skies

The B 23 "Energic" will soon be certified and marketed, so that it can be used in flying clubs and flight schools. In ten years, I think we can expect to be able to make clean transport planes of short, medium distance, but it will be necessary to wait twenty years to cross the Atlantic, with hydrogen, without producing CO2, says André Borschberg.

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Company Profile

H55 AG

Electric aviation technologies to transform air transportation of tomorrow 

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Headquarters 1950 Sion, Switzerland
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Networking Partner

CleantechAlps

As an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.

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The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

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