DALLAS - Airbus has selected MAGicALL in Camarillo, Calif., to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by MAGicALL.
According to MAGicALL, its MAGiDRIVE achieves more than 40Nm per KG of torque (up to 500Nm) and has a rugged in-runner design with low vibration and environmental ratings up to IP67. The engine has a 500 kW power range and has DC bus voltages ranging from 24V to 800V, and has communications options including CAN, RS485, PWM, Ethernet, and ARINC 429.
The customization of the electric propulsion system will enable the prototype to benefit from features that will match its design, making for increased performance and reliability. The lightweight brushless motors incorporate the latest generation of MAGicALL’s magnetics and power electronics technology.
The electric motors will also contribute to the seamless architecture of Airbus’ eVTOL prototype thanks to a fully integrated solution comprising both the motor itself and its control system, as part of a fully enclosed, air-cooled propulsion unit.
MAGicALL also contributed to the development of the motors that powered Airbus’ tilt-wing UAM technological demonstrator, Vahana.