ERAOLE Hybrid electric aircraft

ÉRAOLE, the 1st carbon-free electric aircraft, using solar and bioenergy, aims at performing a non-stop New York-Le Bourget flight without assistance, at the controls of the aircraft of the future, Eraole®

 

The history of transatlantic flights is rich with the legendary performances of Lindbergh, Mermoz, Rutan, and others. However, all these flights were running on fossil fuels which are based on resources with scheduled depletion, and have proven harmful effects! The 1st Eraole® carbon-free, non-stop flight will be a performance “pioneer” with major environmental interest for the future of aviation, and for tomorrow’s sustainable transport.

I am Raphaël DINELLI, aircraft pilot and head of the Laboratoire Océan Vital dedicated to renewable energy.

 

In the last 7 years – sponsored by the major aviation specialists – we have developed an electric aircraft, Eraole, which represented France at the COP21, last December. This aircraft is the result of the major technological advances – it associates electric propulsion with solar power and with energy derived from a marine algae fuel, and has outstanding range and very low carbon emissions.

 

In a few months, I shall fly this aircraft alone, following Charles Lindbergh’s record path across the Atlantic, from New York to Le Bourget. ÉRAOLE will then become the first eco-friendly certified electric aircraft in the world, with such a long range.

 

Our aircraft is currently under certification with the French Civil Aviation Authority.

 

Our partner TYVA ENERGIE equips our aircraft with TYVA MODULOO lithium batteries. For this project, There are many, high-performance innovations of this cell assembly concept. The modular design of packs, the quality of connections, the resistance to vibrations, the efficiency of the ventilation system, the integration of BMS and the small mass of the unit are essential advantages for the performance of an electrically powered aircraft.

 

Raphaël DINELLI

Find about Raphaël DINELLI’s adventures on the dedicated website Laboratoire Océan Vital !