Wolfgang Mohr (IABG)
IABG, ACENTISS, SILVER ATENA, TU Munich, Munich University, DLR, ZfT
The manned fully electrically powered technology demonstrator „ELIAS“ with a 320kg maximum take-off weight will serve as basis for development. Critical components such as robot pilot, enhanced performance electric propulsion system, fully electric retractable landing gear and a data link with electronic beam steering are to be developed and designed strictly in accordance with the directives on airworthiness certification for general air traffic. It is not possible however to follow a set certification process as it does not yet exist. The aircraft is designed as „pilot optional aircraft“ – i.e. with the option for human intervention in critical situations – which provides the necessary safety.