The aircraft Elektra One was the first electrically powered ultralight aircraft in Germany and was developed by the Bavarian company PC-Aero. The first flight took place in March 2011 at Augsburg airport and lasted 30 minutes. Already in June 2015, Elektra One successfully completed an Alpine crossing as the first electrically powered aircraft. Here, the aircraft covered a 200km long track, partly at a peak altitude of over 3000m in about 2.5 hours.
More than 40 years of experiences in new aircraft design concepts.
(See Calin Gologan 40 years ago)
After merging with the companies PC-Aero GmbH and Elektra UAS GmbH, the company was registered in 2016 as Elektra Solar GmbH in the commercial register. To this day, the technology is being further developed and in the meantime, a complete family of solar-electric aircraft has been developed. Elektra Solar GmbH works with aerospace systems in the weight class from 10kg to 1000kg and has far-reaching experience in the certification of aircraft. A key focus of the development lies in the area of manned and unmanned, or optionally piloted aircraft with wings, as well as the autonomous control of helicopters.
With its expertise in aircraft design, avionics, electronics, autonomous flying, robotics and the development of safety-critical software systems, the company also offers support in the preparation of aerial platforms for the applications defined by their customers. In addition to aircraft, we also offer our knowledge. We offer the transfer of technology and know-how. Here,
the customer receives all data, information and documents that are necessary for the construction of the corresponding aircraft. Of course, we also offer services. In-depth knowledge forms the basis for customer-specific developments of aircraft, components or assemblies.
With a shareholding of 56.25%, Elektra Solar also holds a majority stake in SCYLAX GmbH. SCYLAX develops innovative and sustainable technologies for the commercial electric aircraft market. The focus is on the research, development and marketing of advanced technologies for all-electric aircraft, in particular the 10-seat E10, whose demonstrator will fly in 3 years.