Malaysia Invests into Evektor and EV-55 project 

Friday, June 27, 2014 8:24:00 AM

On June 26th, 2014 in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, an agreement on strategic cooperation and investment between the leading Czech aircraft manufacturer Evektor from Kunovice and a Malaysian company Aspirasi Pertiwi Sdn. Bhd. was signed. It was announced for the Czech News Agency by Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Malaysia, Rudolf Hykl, who witnessed the signing of the agreement.

Signing of the agreement is the first large Malaysian investment in the Czech Republic and it is strategically important for both sides. In the course of several years, it is expected that Malaysian investment will reach USD 200 mil.

For the Malaysian side, the agreement was signed by a former longtime Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad (1981 – 2003), who is participating in the newly created Joint Venture along with his investment partner, Mr. David Chew.

For the Czech side, the agreement was signed by Evektor principals, Jaroslav Růžička, Libor Duchtík and Josef Vávra. The signing of the agreement took place in the highest, 86th floor of the famous Petronas Twin Towers, which are a symbol of Kuala Lumpur. It is expected that the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Tun Mahathir will visit in this connection the Czech Republic in September 2014.

For Evektor, it will enable its further development, especially finalization of the development and launch of serial production of a multipurpose twin engine aircraft EV-55 Outback, which is intended for the transportation of 9-14 persons. The development of EV-55 is from the technical and technological complexity point of view, currently a unique project in the Czech Republic. In the last 20 years, it is the most important project of the Czech aviation industry, in which 17 Czech manufacturers participate as a consortium.

For the Malaysian side, the partnership with the Czech aircraft manufacturer opens the way to the cooperation in a number of technologically advanced areas, which are priority for Malaysia, such as aviation industry, car manufacturing, transportation equipment and new materials, all which are covered by the production and development program of Evektor.

According to the Czech Ambassador Rudolf Hykl, the project is unprecedented in the Economic cooperation between Malaysia and the Czech Republic.

„The agreement will support not only the development of the aviation industry in our country, but it will also open other business and commercial opportunities for the Czech side in Malaysia. Its implications reach also the area of technical education for Malaysian students in the Czech Republic in the future“.

Malaysia is currently the second largest export market for the Czech Republic in South East Asia, after reexports oriented Singapore. In 2013, the Czech Republic exported to Malaysia goods and services worth of USD 192,5 mil., the bilateral trade exceeded USD 1 bil. The Czech exports to Malaysia continued to grow also this year, in the first 4 months of 2014 it grew by 21 %.

Evektor is focusing, in addition to EV-55, also from the second half of 90s on manufacturing of small aircrafts. It produced more than 1300 units of models EuroStar and SportStar, which were exported to more than 50 countries worldwide placing Evektor among the top global manufacturers.

A significant part of company’s activities focuses also on the development and design of automotive industry and general engineering.

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Evektor was awarded a "Golden Ampere" for the series of TAPIO electrical axles 

Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:54:00 PM

Brno – March 19, 2014 - Evektor company has been awarded a GOLDEN AMPERE, one of the five prizes for the most beneficial exhibits of the AMPER trade fair for its series of TAPIO compact electrical axles.

In the GOLDEN AMPERE 2014 competition there were 37 exhibits from 33 exhibiting companies this year, which is the highest number in the history of this competition.

The competition jury especially appreciated the compact structure of the axles, as well as the application of the advanced reluctance motor with the progressive electronic control and the system of electrical energy recovery at braking.

The whole series of electrical axles of vehicles developed by Evektor, spol. s r.o. in cooperation with FEKT VUT in Brno reacts to the global trend of ecological transport, while offering the unified electrical drive of vehicles from the smallest ones up to the vehicles with actual maximum power of 6 kW at nominal supply voltage up to 48 V.

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Evektor presents a range of innovative electric drive axles for small vehicles 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:43:00 PM

Kunovice - March 5, 2014 – Evektor, spol. s r.o. will introduce a comprehensive range of electric drive axles TAPIO at the trade fair AMPER 2014 in Brno. These products will be exhibited at booth No. 2.40 in Hall F, including their application in the form of electric vehicle.

Development of the electric drive axles fits into the overall philosophy of the company EVEKTOR - to bring innovative solutions and advanced technologies which are associated with economical operation and environmental friendliness.

“Electric drives and electric vehicles represent an obvious trend of the future. That is the reason Evektor decided to develop a unified range of universal electric drive axles which are currently missing on the market. Our goal was to offer a wide range of drives which can be used for small machinery such as handling equipment or for small vehicles such as golf carts. After surveying the available options regarding axle drives, we decided to develop our own technically innovative drive, equipped with microprocessor control and electric energy recovery system, in cooperation with experts from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication of Brno University of Technology. The result of several years of efforts of the development team is a compact and energy-efficient drive system,“ said head of TAPIO development team Ing. Miroslav Běhávka.

“EVEKTOR is known for its advanced technical solutions and emphasis on new technologies. The result of the development efforts of TAPIO team responds to the global trend of ecological transportation while offering economical, robust and compact design solution,“ said the executive director of Evektor Ing. Václav Zajíc, MBA.

TAPIO represents a comprehensive range of unified electric drives for vehicles from the smallest ones to the vehicles with a maximum performance 6 kW at nominal supply voltage up to 48 V. The drive axles are designed as monoblocks with power electronics with an optional feature of energy recovery during braking. CAN bus can be used to monitor and set parameters of the drive axle. The drive unit, which is based on switched reluctance motor, features high torque during start of the vehicle from a standstill and efficient cooling, especially at low speeds. The principle used for the electric motor does not require permanent magnets for its operation, thus saving production costs and increasing robustness of the drive. The drive axles TAPIO are characterized by a compact design, low production costs and environmental friendliness.

Evektor, spol. s r.o. was founded in 1991 and belongs to the leading design and development firms in the Czech Republic. The company specializes mainly in development and design activities in aviation and automotive industries. EVEKTOR currently also profiles as a pioneer in the field of electric drives for airplanes and small vehicles.

Project No. TA01011060 „TAPIO“ is carried out with the financial 
support of TA ČR.

Contact for media:

Ing. Michal Jakšík
tel.: +420 572 537 427
e-mail: electromobility@evektor.cz

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EV-55 Outback Successfully Completed Flight Flutter Tests 

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:14:00 AM

The development program of the EV-55 Outback achieved another important milestone when successfully completed flight test series proving aircraft resistance to aeroelastic phenomena – the so-called flutter. The whole series consisted of 20 flights, which were performed in two weight configurations (with minimum and maximum quantity of fuel), and was completed with success in mid-June.

EV-55 aircraft during flutter tests

The test flights were performed in two flight levels FL100 and FL200. Excitation impulses were induced during stable flight by means of auxiliary rockets (located on wing and tail units) and by pilot interventions.  The objective of these impulses was to introduce vibrations into the aircraft structure which can occur for instance in flight in turbulent atmosphere. The result of carried out testing was a finding that the aircraft structure shows good damping of such generated vibrations without any other negative phenomena and the aircraft is safe and resistant to fluttering.   

Verification of maximum horizontal speed value of the EV-55 Outback was part of the test flight program. During the tests the speed of 223 KTAS was repeatedly reached at horizontal flight at flight level FL100, which is by 3 kts higher than the theoretically determined value. Thanks to high horizontal speed the aircraft will be able to reach expected productivity which belongs, along with low operation costs and easy maintenance, among the key competitive advantages of the EV-55. 

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First flight of the SportStar EPOS - an electric powered aircraft 

Friday, March 29, 2013 2:14:00 PM

SportStar EPOSKUNOVICE - 28th March 2013 – Today, it was the first time the prototype of electric motor powered aircraft SportStar EPOS took off from the airport in Kunovice, Czech Republic. The aircraft was piloted by factory pilot Radek Surý. After taxiing tests at 8:25 am, the aircraft took off for its first test flight. After a short, approximately ten-minute flight, it landed successfully and a second flight followed immediately afterwards. The total time the aircraft was driven by an electric motor has reached about 30 minutes.

"I am glad that we are among the first companies in the world, who managed to realize the idea of electric motor powered sport aircraft on the level of machine heading toward the serial production. I perceive a close parallel with the automotive industry. In that field, electromobility also struggles for its place on the market, which it deserves, but in doing so it must overcome a number of technical problems. I am convinced that the range of potential of electric driven sport aircraft is very wide," said the manager of EPOS project Ing. Martin Drštička.

SportStar EPOS"The philosophy of Evektor includes pushing the boundaries of technical possibilities and finding new solutions not only in the field of aircraft design, but also in other industrial sectors. Through the development of electrically powered aircraft we have proved our developmental potential and enthusiasm of our employees for new technologies and design concepts. Now we have to go through the period of tests and improvement of technical parameters which will enable us to achieve our goal - a fully operational sport aircraft powered by an electric motor," said Managing Director Václav Zajíc.

The SportStar EPOS (Electric POwered Small Aircraft) is a derivative of SporStar RTC and represents the concept of two-seater sport aircraft of the near future. The experimental operation of the SportStar EPOS was made possible due to close cooperation between Evektor company and the Czech Light Aircraft Association. SportStar EPOS was aerdynamically optimized and is equipped with new trapezoidal wing of extended span. Aircraft is powered by 50 kW electric motor. Installed power unit represents the pinnacle of performance series of drives, which are also suitable for gliders, motorized rogallos or powered paragliding. During the following flight tests, function of the power unit and its effect on flight and operational characteristics of the airplane will be examined. The objective is to develop an aircraft which can be used both by private customers, as well as aviation schools as a suitable aircraft for initial pilot training. Protoype of the SportStar EPOS was manufactured by Evektor-Aerotechnik company, one of world largest manufacturers of the advanced light sport as well as training aircraft. Evektor-Aerotechnik sells its aircraft in 40 countries aroud the world.

The aircraft will be presented to the public for the first time at Europe's largest aviation exhibition Aero Friedrichshafen, which will be held from 24th to 27th April 2013.

The project of the aircraft SportStar EPOS is realized with the financial support of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic under the guidance of the company Evektor and in collaboration with other Czech companies: Rotex electric - manufacturer of the electric motor RE X90-7, Aerospace Research and Test Establishment - manufacturer of the propeller, MGM compro - manufacturer of the motor control unit and Faculty of Information Technology of Brno University of Technology - supplier of the display unit for motor parameters.

Evektor which was founded in 1991 belongs to the leading design and development companies in the Czech Republic. Main activities of the company are development and design especially in the aerospace and automotive industries. The airplanes developed by Evektor include small sport airplanes EuroStar and SportStar, four-seater airplane VUT100 Cobra and multi-purpose airplane EV-55 Outback.

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Evektor has signed the MOU for the delivery of EV-55 airplanes in Russia 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:24:00 AM

KUNOVICE, October 9, 2012 – Evektor company has signed the MOU with Russian company AeroGeo for the delivery of nine (9) airplanes EV-55 Outback. The options for another 20 airplanes are part of the memorandum. All airplanes should be delivered till the year 2020.  With respect to the current price of the EV-55, which is 2.1 million USD, the signed MOU represents deliveries amounting to 60.9 million USD.  The airplanes are intended for regional transport in the area of Central Siberia.  AeroGeo company belongs for 40 years to the leading companies on the Russian market in the area of aviation geophysical exploration.

“We are enthusiastic that it was just the EV-55 which has been chosen by AeroGeo for the project of regional transport in the area of Central Siberia. Since the very beginning the EV-55 was developed for operation in extreme climatic conditions with focus on economic gains for its operators “, stated Jaroslav Růžička, Chairman of Evektor.

Part of Evektor´s extended activities on the territory of Russian Federation was foundation of subsidiary company Vektor NG RUS with the seat of business in Moscow which is responsible for marketing activities relating to sale of the EV-55 airplane on the Russian Federation territory, creation of service network and preparation of conditions for production of the EV-55 on the Russian Federation territory.

Evektor has launched the program of deposit receiving which enables potential customers to reserve the delivery position for the EV-55.

The EV-55 Outback is a multi-purpose, twin-engine, turboprop airplane for transportation of 9 - 14 passengers or 1800 kg cargo. The airplane has the most spacious cabin for passengers and cargo in its category with the total volume of 12.5 m3 and its cruising speed reaches 220 kts at 100 flight level. Technical parameters of this airplane predestinate it for operation from short, unpaved runways as well as from high altitude airports. High productivity and low costs of operation and maintenance represent a high utility value of the EV-55 Outback which can be used by aircraft operators all over the world. The EV-55 objective is replacement of already obsolete twin-engine piston airplanes with capacity for 6 – 9 passengers and it wants to be a successful competitor for single-engine turboprop airplanes.

Evektor Company (www.evektor.com) was established in 1991 and belongs among the leading design and development companies in the Czech Republic. It is above all focused on development and design in the area of automotive industry and aircraft industry. Evektor developed, besides the EV-55 Outback, other small sports airplanes such as the EuroStar, SportStar, Harmony and the four-seater VUT100 Cobra.

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Evektor making significant progress in the development
of the EV-55 OUTBACK aircraft 

Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:55:00 AM

Farnborough – July 11, 2012 – The development program of the Evektor EV-55 aircraft has completed several key tasks. The EV-55 Outback aircraft is currently engaged in an intensive flight test certification programme and to date has achieved 60 flight test hours and  85 flights. All results to date have fulfilled or exceeded expectations. The aircraft has completed the first block of stall characteristics tests. Single engine  characteristics and critical engine assessment trials are now being tested. During next weeks the aircraft will be prepared for a flutter test programme.

The wing has passed key stress testing successfully and the production of a fuselage test article has been completed and it has been sent to a test site - the testing will start in coming weeks.

Earlier this year the CMC SmartDeck integrated digital avionics system has been selected as standard equipment. Evektor and CMC Electronics work together on integration of SmartDeck into the aircraft. In April both teams have achieved preliminary design review, final design review is planned for next month. The assembly of the third prototype aircraft, which will include SmartDeck avionics suite, has been started.

Now in the advanced stages of flight testing Evektor is in a position to offer delivery slots to initial customers and is prepared to enter into deposit agreements to secure the first tranche of deliveries.

The EV-55 Outback is a utility aircraft suitable especially for operation on unpaved runways and thanks to its design it can fly even in the areas with extremely harsh weather conditions. The interior variability of the EV-55 makes it possible to transport up to 14 passengers or 3,915 lb cargo. The flight range of the aircraft reaches 1,219 nm at airspeed up to 220 knots.

Evektor company was established in 1991 and belongs among the leading design and development companies in the Czech Republic. It is above all focused on development and design in the area of aerospace and automotive industry. Evektor developed, besides the EV-55 Outback, other small sports airplanes such as the EuroStar and SportStar which over 1,100 have been sold worldwide.

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Evektor participating in the development of currently the largest fusion reactor in the world 

Monday, June 04, 2012 4:18:00 PM

Evektor spol. s r.o. in cooperation with French company Soditech will continue on the development of the largest fusion reactor in the world.

Since January 2009 Evektor´s engineers, along with their colleagues from all over the world, have been working on ITER project in French Cadarache. This project has the objective to develop and construct an experimental fusion reactor which will be able, as the first in the world, to generate more energy than it consumes on its operation. The history of ITER project dates back to the year 1985 when France, Great Britain, former Soviet Union and the USA jointly suggested foundation of an international project which should deal with the use of thermonuclear fusion for peaceful purposes. Currently, besides EU, USA and Russia several other countries from all over the world, including India, China and South Korea, are involved in this project. The reactor itself has a chance to offer a clean and effective source of electrical energy to the world.

Evektor´s engineers currently perform stress analysis support within the scope of the department of magnets. The superconducting coils forming magnets represent the heart of the whole system. The operation conditions jointly with acting forces present a challenge from the point of view of structure design which must be sufficiently flexible owing to temperature deformations and at the same time strong enough to transfer the forces originating from interactions between the TOKAMAK magnetic field and the electrical current in coils. The system of wires feeding the coils and tubes distributing supercritical helium is no less important. With regard to operation conditions when wires go from normal outside environment to working environment of coils with vacuum and temperature near absolute zero, the design of proper wires and supporting structure is one of the challenges which need to be dealt with. The appropriate calculations exceed the scope of one field because electromagnetic and thermal analyses go before the appropriate strength check. The structure design must take into consideration the TOKAMAK location in a seismically active area.

ITER project currently enters the phase of production preparation. New objectives and work focus of our engineers are linked with it. Calculation activities will be gradually reduced and the new focus concerns above all check of production procedures, check of prototype production and suggestion and supervision over tests of functionality of partial assemblies in operation conditions.

“Evektor company is, thanks to this cooperation, significantly expanding the range of its activities also in the area of power industry and brings unique know-how to the Czech Republic, which presents a big advantage due to the ever-growing demand for electric energy and anticipated development of other facilities functioning on the principle of nuclear fusion,“ adds Ladislav Chybík, the head of Evektor Stress Analysis Department in Kunovice.

For more information about the project look at: www.iter.org.

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Esterline CMC Electronics SmartDeck® Integrated Cockpit Selected by Evektor for new EV-55 Outback Aircraft 

Monday, March 05, 2012 10:46:00 AM

(Montreal, Canada & Kunovice, Czech Republic – March 5, 2012) Esterline CMC Electronics is pleased to announce that Evektor of the Czech Republic, has selected the Esterline CMC SmartDeck® integrated avionics suite for the multipurpose EV-55 Outback aircraft.

The FAA certified SmartDeck system offers an innovative and intuitive user interface that increases the ease and accuracy of flight management, and significantly streamlines flight operations. SmartDeck’s  advanced architecture supports scalability to various types of aircraft. It also provides the growth capability to meet continuously evolving air traffic management requirements and support maintainability - all of key importance to owners and operators. From the SmartDeck’s pilot oriented integration of navigation, communication, surveillance, electronic charts and moving map functions, to its best-in-class Synthetic Vision, this Esterline avionics suite delivers an unprecedented level of functionality and situational awareness to make flying easier and safer.

Greg Yeldon, President of Esterline CMC Electronics, said: “We are delighted that Evektor, the highly respected Czech aircraft manufacturer, has selected our SmartDeck integrated cockpit for their new Outback aircraft. Flexibility is at the core of our design philosophy and we look forward to working with Evektor and supporting their evolving needs.”

The EV-55 is a new-generation, twin-engine turboprop aircraft designed to replace older utility piston aircraft and offer a more reliable and powerful alternative to single-engine turboprop aircraft. Its key features include a spacious and flexible cabin, offering a variety of configurations that range from 9- to 14-passenger versions, to an all-cargo layout. Its excellent take-off and landing characteristics allow the aircraft to operate from short, unpaved strips in hot and high-altitude airport conditions.

Jaroslav Růžička, Evektor’s Chairman of the Board, stated: “We are pleased to announce our selection of the Esterline CMC Electronics innovative SmartDeck cockpit for the EV-55 Outback.  This user friendly and well organized flight deck will give pilots exceptional situational awareness to make flying safer and easier. The advanced design and scalability of the SmartDeck cockpit will support the additional features required for our special mission versions of the EV-55. ”

A prototype of the new Evektor EV-55 turboprop made its first take-off from Kunovice airport in the Czech Republic on June 24, 2011.  Evektor will offer the aircraft in several versions: passenger transport, cargo transport, a combined version with space for cargo in the cabin forward section and passenger seating in the rear, as well as search and rescue and surveillance versions for military applications.

Esterline CMC Electronics (www.esterline.com/avionicssystems) designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the aviation markets.  CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide.  Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois.  CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL, www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.  Esterline employs over 10,000 people worldwide.

Evektor spol. s r.o. was founded in 1991 and belongs among the leading design and development offices in the Czech Republic. It deals with design and development above all in the area of airplane and automotive industry. The airplanes developed by Evektor include small airplanes Eurostar, SportStar and Harmony designed for leisure-time flying, four-seat airplane VUT100 Cobra and the multi-purpose airplane EV-55 Outback.

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The First Flight of the EV-55M Outback 

Sunday, June 26, 2011 11:56:00 AM

KUNOVICE – June 24, 2011 – The prototype of the new airplane EV-55M made its first take-off from  Kunovice airport in the Czech Republic today. The airplane crew consisted of Evektor test pilot Josef Charvát and military pilot Major Jiří Hána. The take-off took place at 10:55 a.m. of local time and took 30 minutes. During the flight the EV-55 reach the speed of 125 kts and the altitude of 3500 ft. “The airplane behaved exactly as we supposed – it was easily controllable and promptly reacted to the control interventions“, stated Josef Charvát.

The EV-55M is a military variant of the multi-purpose airplane EV-55 Outback which is conceived as a high-wing, twin-engine, turboprop airplane for transportation of 9 - 14 passengers or 1824 kg cargo. The airplane has the most spacious cabin for passengers and cargo in its category with the total volume of 12.5 m3 and its cruising speed reaches 220 kts at 100 flight level. Technical parameters of this airplane predestinate it for operation from short, unpaved runways, possibly from high altitude airports. High productivity and low costs of operation and maintenance represent a high utility value of the EV-55 Outback which can be used by aircraft operators all over the world. The airplane is designed especially for operators from the countries of South America, Africa and Asia with underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Among other very promising customers are companies from the United States, Brazil, Russia, India, China and Australia. The EV-55 objective is replacement of already obsolete twin-engine piston airplanes with capacity for 6 – 9 passengers and it wants to be a successful competitor for single-engine turboprop airplanes.

The EV-55 airplane will be offered in 3 versions of cabin interior arrangement: version for passenger transport, version for cargo transport and combined version (combi version) having space for cargo located in the front part of the cabin and passenger seats in the rear part. The time needed for conversion of the cabin interior between individual versions should not exceed 20 minutes.

This airplane project was initiated by Evektor company and Association of Aircraft Manufacturers in the Czech Republic in 2004. It was followed by establishment of the consortium composed of Czech aircraft industry companies and led by Evektor company. The project was, since the very beginning, financially supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic in form of a grant.

The consortium members are the following companies and organizations: Evektor spol. s r.o.; Evektor-Aerotechnik a.s.; AERO Vodochody a.s.; Alucast s.r.o.; Avia Propeller; Jihlavan a.s.; Jihostroj a.s.; MESIT přístroje spol. s r.o.; Mikrotechna Praha a.s.; PBS Velká Bíteš a.s.; SVÚM a.s.; TEAZ s.r.o, Technometra Radotín a.s.; ÚJV Řež a.s.; UNIS a.s.; Aircraft Institute of VUT in Brno; VR Group a.s. and VZLÚ a.s.

Evektor company was founded in 1991 and belongs among the leading design and development offices in the Czech Republic. It deals with design and development above all in the area of automotive and aircraft industry. The airplane developed by Evektor company include small airplanes EuroStar and SportStar designed for leisure-time flying, four-seat airplane VUT100 Cobra and the multi-purpose airplane  EV-55 Outback.

Evektor management shares this success with hundreds of employees, friends and partners, who had been working to make this flight happened. Having done the maiden flight Evektor is confident of this new aircraft future especially combined with the great interest potential customers worldwide. 

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