World's most advanced electric jet engines for commercial drones released

15-05-2023 | Greenjets | Electromechanical

While the commercial drone industry continues to grow, key issues surrounding unmanned aircraft safety, integration and noise pollution need to be addressed. Greenjets Limited is capitalising on these industry shortcomings with its family of breakthrough electric jet engines.

The company's first propulsor to market is named IPM5. Developed to power the next generation of small, unmanned aircraft, the engine provides an all-up weight of 750g/1.6lb and a maximum thrust of 5kgf/11.0lbf at an efficiency of 360W/kgf.

The engine is engineered around a ducted fan architecture, which reduces noise and increases safety over open-bladed propellers. The company has also patented several features that overcome weight and efficiency challenges conventionally faced by ducted fans. Together with the development of engine, the company is employing this technology to produce propulsors for eVTOL and regional aircraft.

Anmol Manohar, Greenjets' CEO, added, "With a team that combines decades of knowledge in traditional jet engines from Rolls-Royce, expertise in volume production of automotive engines from Cosworth and expertise in electrification from the UK Motorsport Valley, Greenjets is uniquely positioned to be a world leader in this space with ultra-quiet and ultra-efficient engines."

Guido Monterzino, Greenjets' CTO, concluded, "Moving forwards, we have a very different business model. Unlike our rivals who only offer off-the-shelf products, Greenjets can offer product as well as quickly create bespoke engines that match customers' precise requirements for weight and thrust, thanks to our proprietary design systems and manufacturing methods."

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By Seb Springall