Meet the planecopter.

Combining the advantages of an aeroplane with those of a helicopter.

Meet the planecopter.

Combining the advantages of an aeroplane with those of a helicopter – a planecopter.

Our Concept.

The APELEON X electric aircraft can take-off and land vertically (VTOL) and convinces with exceptional cruise performance.

Sixteen independent and electrically driven ducted fans allow vertical take-off and landing. In cruise, four tiltable propulsion units create forward thrust, and pronounced wings generate aerodynamic lift. All our rotors operate in a protective duct, which increases safety, simplifies on and near ground operation and reduces noise emission. The aircraft is intended for commercial operation – which is why we set a strong focus on low operating costs. 

Our concept.

The APELEON X electric aircraft can take-off and land vertically (VTOL) and convinces with exceptional cruise performance.

Sixteen independent and electrically driven ducted fans allow vertical take-off and landing. In cruise, four tiltable propulsion units create forward thrust, and pronounced wings generate aerodynamic lift. All our rotors operate in a protective duct, which increases safety, simplifies on and near ground operation and reduces noise emission. The aircraft is intended for commercial operation – which is why we set a strong focus on low operating costs. 

Safe.

Our aircraft concept is based on common aerospace standards. With no critical single point of failure, it’s capable of continued safe flight and landing.

Efficient.

APELEON X’s streamlined body, with highly efficient wings and propulsion system, results in good mission range and enables incredibly low energy consumption.

Simple.

The aircraft design truly keeps things simple. We’ve trimmed mass, and part counts, down to what matters – keeping maintenance costs low and making mass production more effortless. 

The electric planecopter

Sustainability at the core of innovation.

APELEON X is an aircraft concept that gives rise to a sustainable mobility solution and contributes to the achievement of international climate goals.

Vehicle Choice.

A variety of transportation methods are the key to sustainable mobility. APELEON X is best used for connecting remote areas to destinations that are several dozen kilometres away – decreasing the need for infrastructure. 

Energy Efficiency.

New vehicles must double their energy efficiency by 2030 to achieve international climate goals. Our aircraft engineering allows much higher energy efficiency rates in cruise flight compared to a multicopter or helicopter. 

Clean Technology.

Recent advancements in propulsion and energy technology allow us to use electric propulsion systems and modern energy storage systems like batteries or fuel cells. We can fly without CO2 emissions on-board.

APELEON is member of SOLAR IMPULSE Foundation

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions is an initiative created by the Solar Impulse Foundation. It brings together the main actors in the field of clean technologies.

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