BRUSSELS, October 13, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Regulatory news:
Today, AKKA (Paris: AKA) (BSE: AKA) (ISIN: FR0004180537) unveils Green & Fly, its fully electric hydrogen concept aircraft, with a disruptive design based on a rhombohedral wing shape. Designed to carry up to 30 passengers over a range of 500 km, it is a zero-emission concept for regional flights.
Green & Fly is a regional transport alternative, which aims to improve mobility in medium-sized cities where there are no large hubs. Capable of dealing with runways of any length (Short Take Off Landing – STOL), it can operate on existing aerodrome networks, thus relying on underused infrastructure.
This concept combines the latest technologies and explores different configurations to optimize the aerodynamic performance and energy consumption of the aircraft, thus optimizing its electrification potential. Green & Fly is a light and small aircraft (CS25 classification) with a futuristic design and a sophisticated mechanism powered by hydrogen fuel cells and supercapacitors.
The rhombohedral shape of the wing, compared to a conventional wing shape, generates less turbulence at the wing tip allowing a significant reduction in drag, opening up new possibilities for a highly efficient propulsion system. The stiffening of its structures is inspired by biomimicry based on the process of growth of the veins of a leaf to improve the efficiency of the stiffening, thus reducing the mass of the aircraft. To maximize the utilization rate, the cabin design is flexible, which allows the aircraft to be easily converted from passenger to cargo. The cockpit integrates digital and AI applications to facilitate single-pilot operations. The aircraft design also incorporates an energy recovery landing gear, with electric extension / retraction, with the aim of gradually replacing all hydraulic components with electrical components to reduce emissions.
This project mobilized the most experienced aeronautical engineers from AKKA in France, Germany and Romania and illustrates the Group’s commitment to develop renewable energies and to contribute to the decarbonisation of the aeronautical industry, through technology and technology. ‘innovation.
Mauro Ricci, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the group from AKKA Technologies states: “I am extremely proud of our engineers who imagined this aircraft concept that we are unveiling today. Green & Fly showcases AKKA’s significant expertise in emerging and clean technologies, strengthening our position as a partner of choice for our customers in their transition to more sustainable products and solutions. I am convinced that hydrogen is one of the most promising technologies, ushering in a new era in the aviation industry, among others. Green & Fly is based on its historical expertise in aeronautics, laying the foundations for zero-emission aviation of the future. “.
AKKA is a European leader in engineering consulting and R&D services. Our comprehensive portfolio of digital solutions, combined with our engineering expertise, uniquely positions us to support our customers by leveraging the power of connected data to accelerate innovation and drive the future of smart industry. AKKA supports the main industry players in a wide range of sectors throughout the lifecycle of their products with cutting-edge digital technologies (IA, ADAS, IoT, Big Data, robotics, embedded computing, machine learning, etc. .) to help them rethink their products and business processes. Founded in 1984, AKKA has a strong entrepreneurial culture and a large global footprint. Our 20,000 employees around the world are all passionate about technology and share AKKA’s values of respect, courage and ambition. The Group achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2020. AKKA Technologies (AKA) is listed on Euronext Paris and Brussels – segment B – ISIN code: FR0004180537.
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