The US company MagniX, specializing in electric propulsion systems for aircraft, is presenting two flight-optimized electric propulsion units. These are the magni350 and magni650 propulsion units with a power output of 350 kW and 650 kW, respectively.
According to MagniX, the electric drives have been optimised based on thousands of ground tests and flight hours for real-world commercial aviation applications to “further accelerate the path to electric aircraft certification and better align the future of electric aviation with reality.”
According to MagniX, the 350 kW, 1,600 Nm Magni350-EPU electric drive unit and the larger 650kW, 3,200 Nm Magni650-EPU share tried and tested solutions and common-core architecture and utilize the new high-performance MagniDrive-100, 170-kW inverter/motor controller power electronics.
The direct-drive EPUs operate at 2,300 rpm or less, are liquid-cooled, and are rated for 30,000-foot altitudes in a depressurized environment. Both systems are said to be capable of driving a propeller governor and standard aircraft accessories via the forward cone of each engine.
“Based on design, engineering and operational testing in real-world conditions, we are making incredible strides to advance the aviation industry and accelerate the adoption of electric-powered aircraft,” said Roei Ganzarski, CEO of MagniX. “The magni350 and magni650 EPU models will enable low-cost, zero-emission and quieter flights around the world in the very near future.”
MagniX has been supplying related components for commercial electric aircraft such as the eBeaver and eCaravan for several years. The company says that it has been utilising key learnings from these ongoing flights and extensive ground testing, and has introduced a number of new features.