Antares E2: Presentation in Friedrichshafen

At this year’s AERO in Friedrichshafen, our sister company Lange Research Aircraft GmbH presented a mock-up of the Antares E2 to the general public for the first time. This is an aircraft with an extreme flight endurance and maximum reliability, designed primarily for surveillance tasks in the maritime domain, such as fisheries control. To achieve the design goals, a novel propulsion system consisting of six fuel cell systems and six propellers driven by electric motors above the wings was developed. The E-Flight Expo at AERO 2018 showcased the latest developments in electric flight. Our colleague Jochen Polsz demonstrated the performance of the Antares 20E in the flight program.

A panel discussion then addressed key aspects that were also important in the development of the Antares E2: electric and environmentally friendly flying, unmanned aerial vehicles, novel propulsion concepts and forms of mobility. A recording of the discussion can be found at the following link (Youtube). Overall, the Antares E2 concept met with an overwhelmingly positive response from both the trade audience and the general public.