Elixir was proud to present its progress at the AERO Friedrichshafen show.
Elixir Aircraft has opened a second production site, equipped with two autoclaves, one of which measures over 12 metres long. The company now controls the entire production process for its aircraft.
To date, 40 Elixir aircraft have been ordered, including those for 15 French flying clubs that have placed their trust in the French aircraft manufacturer, including the prestigious Airbus Flight Academy Europe, whose fleet will soon include four Elixir aircraft.
Since 2019 Elixir has evolved, grown and structured itself: obtaining EASA CS-23 certification, opening two new production sites in La Rochelle and delivering its first aircraft, whilst still continuing to develop new products. This year, a new Elixir was unveiled at the AERO Friedrichshafen show: the 140 HP, Elixir 915is Turbo.
The objective is now to be able to produce efficiently in France and so the company relocated at the end of 2020 to a specifically redeveloped 2,300 sq.m. building at La Rochelle airport. This building now houses the final assembly line, design office and all supporting functions.
During June 2021, the first four pre-production Elixirs, including the prototype of the 915iS version, were completed and are flying daily. With sales being a great success, the production of these aircraft was immediatley followed by the first 10 productions of Elixir. In February 2022, the Elixir MSN005 was the first aircraft delivered to a customer.
In the meantime, in September 2021 Elixir Aircraft decided to internalise its production of OneShot parts, namely the fuselage and wings, an element of the major innovation of the Elixir.
In parallel with the industrialization of the Elixir 912is, Elixir Aircraft has continued to develop its range. In addition to its very versatile 100CV Rotax, Elixir Aircraft wishes to offer its 915is Turbo version, an EASA CS-23 certified aircraft with remarkable performance and lower fuel consumption than older generation aircraft. This new Elixir offers a power of 140CV turbo allowing a cruising speed of 158kts at 85% or 150kts at 75%. The respective autonomies are 473Nm and 578Nm.
Regarding its configuration, the Elixir 915iS has a carbon OneShot structure strictly identical to its little brother the 912iS. On the other hand, in order to keep its spin-resistant behavior, crucial for safety, new aerodynamic winglets have been developed. New engine covers offer optimal cooling in all conditions of use, and a full Garmin glass cockpit has also been added, a premise of what will be the future IFR version.
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