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Cover Expos Story / Fairs The most prominent protagonists of the e-flight scene: Frank Anton (Siemens) (left) and Ivo Boscarol Pipistrel in the film by Kasper Verkaik. MODERN WINGS GERMANY GMBH / B4-201 The electric version of the Swan will soon go into the approval. The interest is huge. The electric Swan fits into 120KG ultralight. The airplane also has a conventional internal combustion engine as an opinion. MGM COMPRO S.R.O. / A7-307 / 301 The enterprising manufacturer of electric drives from the Czech Republic is on board in countless flight projects worldwide. Some such as: the Phoenix d15, the Skyleader, the Gramex Song and the Ego Trike can be seen at the booth in Hall A-7. MT-PROPELLER ENTWICKLUNG GMBH / A3-309 Not only eGenius and Siemens’ Extra aerobatic demo plane fly with MT propellers. Even with some eVTOL projects, the propellers from Bavaria provide propulsion. PIPISTREL D.O.O. AJDOVSCINA / A7-107 Pipistrel has already been mentioned with their Alpha Electro. The Slovenian company are currently selling their complete system for flight schools worldwide, which currently produces more than one Alpha Electro per week in Slovenia. Alpha Electro has obtained permit to fly or approval in North America and several European countries. It is by far the best sold electric fixed wing airplane. REINER STEMME.AERO GMBH/ A7-201 The founder of Stemme Flugzeugbau shows the electric motorglider RS 10 with his new company. The elfin is a complete new development and is not based on the previous motorgdlier models. SPORT PROP S.R.O. / A7-301 The Czech propeller manufacturer not only manufactures propellers for some e-projects, but is also involved in the Pure Flight project with MGM PRO and PhoenixAir. Back this year at the e-flight expo: the Whisper from France. 28 e Flight Journal 1 / 2018

Expos / Fairs Lange Research E2: 40 hours flight with fuel cells SIEMENS AG E-AIRCRAFT / A7-201 As leading force of the electric aviation in the world, Siemens now has a whole series of projects powered by its electric motors: from the UL / LSA eFusion to the Extra 300 LE, to the Airbus Citycopter, which is set to take off this year with eight Siemens 200 kW engines. Siemens has also formed partnership with Airbus and Royce Rolls to jointly develop a hybrid single-aisle regional airliner electric airplane. If you want to know what the electric future will look like, you should definitely drop by here. SMARTFLYER-CHALLENGE / A7-001 The Swiss organizer of the first e-Fly-In are now working together with the AERO and want to let as many as possible fly in 2018 in the foothills of the Alps near Grenchen. STERNA COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT INC. / A7-120 The Chinese propeller manufacturer has some e-projects in the works and wants to specialize further. They set a joint-venture with the American aeronautical consulting firm DARcorporation last year to explore further into airframe integration and basic research. ULTRALIGHT DESIGN SRO / A7-307 VOLOCOPTER GMBH / A7-100 Although the e-VTOL pioneers from Bruchsal are showing no new prototypes this year, they have promised to be back next year after being spotted by the e-flight-expo on their successful way into the air. The company has carried out test flight in Dubai and are in talks with more cities for test flight. ZALL SKYLEADER A.S. / B3-301 The Czech manufacturer with a Chinese investor shows their electric SL400 on the ground and in the air. The electric SL400 just had the first flight recently. Z-PARK SKY INNOVATIONS GA ALLIANCE / A7-112 The merger of several aviation companies from China indicate that the Chinese investors have good overall appetite with general aviation new technology including electric aviation. Z-park Alliance is the organizer partner of Flying Pages last year at the e-Flight-Forum in Beijing. As one of the major general aviation industry association in China with dozens of member companies, the Alliance plans to be more active in the e-flight sector between Europe and China in the future. 4 The manufacturer of the EGO Trikes is present at the booth of MGM Compro. Their electric powered trike uses high-performance Atos wings. Ego Trike with the power from MGM Compro. 1 / 2018 e Flight Journal 29