Equipmake unveils aerospace-focused electric powertrain at LCV-Cenex

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Equipmake, the UK-based engineering specialist pioneering the development and production of electrification products across the automotive, aerospace, bus, coach, and marine industries, has premiered its cutting-edge aerospace-specific electric powertrain at LCV-Cenex. Utilising its expertise in advanced electrification technology, Equipmake has implemented its proprietary rotor design and used Halbach array technology to deliver significant performance and efficiency benefits.

The development of Equipmake’s electric powertrain has supported the business’ significant and rapid growth in the aerospace sector, with partnerships already underway to supply leading aerospace companies. In recent months, Equipmake has begun working with leading electric aerospace propulsion company H55 to provide best-in-class motors and motor controller for use in electric aircraft.

The collaboration sees Equipmake and H55 partner on a production-ready, certified Electric Propulsion System (EPS), with Equipmake supplying its lightweight, power dense,
high-performance state-of-the art electric motors for use in electric aircraft. Certification is planned for end of 2024.

Equipmake will support H55 on its customer program with aircraft manufacturer BRM AERO, on the Bristell B23 Energic aircraft, a two-seater electric trainer designed for flight schools and pilot training, as the project advances from prototype development to full manufacturing.

Equipmake has also recently partnered with Vertical Aerospace to deliver cutting-edge electric propulsion units (EPU) for its VX4 eVTOL prototype, which recently completed the first-ever full-scale untethered eVTOL flights in the UK. The prototype featured a bespoke EPU from Equipmake, combining a lightweight, power-dense electric motor with a high-performance inverter.

“As the aviation sector electrifies, our high performance, lightweight electric powertrain fulfils the unique requirements this industry demands,” said Ian Foley, CEO, Equipmake. “We are ready to build on existing partnerships with further agreements in the coming months and years.”

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Wesley Doyle is editor of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Stadia. He has over two-decades experience in publishing during which time he has worked at some of the UK’s leading consumer magazine titles in the health and fitness and sport sectors. Wesley is also passionate about cycling and interested in alternative technologies, particularly in transportation, to achieve net zero.

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