Czech aircraft maker BRM Aero and electric propulsion specialist H55 have opened the order book on their B23 Energic, claimed to be “the first clean and efficient fully electric aircraft” in the CS-23 general aviation category. Deliveries will commence in early 2025.

The B23 Energic promises “a paradigm shift in electric aircraft design, offering unparalleled performance, efficiency, and environmental sustainability”, according to the manufacturer. With a maximum take-off weight of 850kg, 60 minutes of endurance, plus reserves, and an hour charge time, it promises lower ownership costs and the flexibility to upgrade batteries at the end of their useful life on the aircraft.

BRM Aero is now accepting pre-orders for the aircraft, extending a special offer to the first 20 airplanes for flight schools.

BRM and H55 expect to finalize the certification process quickly. The B23 combustion powered airplane is already certified as a CS-23 aircraft and is being flown in many flight schools. Having already secured its production and design certification approval, H55’s propulsion and battery technology has received EASA’s acceptance for its Compliance Check List.

The B23 Energic will be showcased at Aero 24 in Friedrichshafen, Europe’s premier general aviation trade show. Arriving in flight from Switzerland, the airplane will undertake demonstration and passenger flights in the days leading up to the event.

“We are thrilled to bring the B23 Energic aircraft to the market as the first CS-23 certified electric airplane,” said André Borschberg, Executive Chairman of H55. “BRM was one our first customers.”

Says Martin Larose, H55’s chief executive officer: “As we unveil the B23 Energic Aircraft for market delivery, we’re not just introducing a product; we’re catalyzing a revolution in aviation.”
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