Elixir Aircraft is born from a basic observation: Complexity is the main source of failures (technical or human) in today's aviation. To respond to this, Elixir Aircraft has introduced the OneShot carbon process in the design of its aircraft, a technology derived from competitive sailing, allowing it to greatly simplify the main aircraft structure and ushering in the fourth generation of composite aircraft design.
The OneShot technique consists of designing and manufacturing complex elements without structural assemblies. More simplicity means fewer points of failure, which increases safety. With this in mind, the company decided to create a never-before-seen airframe. The majority of the airframe structure consists of only nine parts for a total aircraft, with approximately 750 references (while other comparable category airframes have more than 17,000 references).
Elixir Aicraft has gone even further in terms of safety, creating an aircraft with standard equipment including:
With the 100-hour inspection taking only 4hours, along with its low-noise Rotax engine (with an average consumption of around 3 gallons per hour), the Elixir is designed for ease of maintenance and offers the low operating costs estimated around $60 per hour for fuel, maintenance and insurance.
In continuous growth since its creation, Elixir Aircraft currently employs more than 90 people and keeps growing. Now is the time to introduce the fourth generation to the U.S. market, which represents more than 70 percent of the global general aviation market.
In 2022, Elixir Aircraft participated in its first American show, the unmissable EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The Elixir was very well received by the public and professional flight training organizations, the company received over 70 pre-orders and letters of intent. Elixir Aircraft does not intend to stop there. In 2023, the company plans to open a base in Florida, and participate at multiple U.S. general aviation shows.
Over the coming years, Elixir Aircraft plans to employ more than 200 people in the U.S., covering service, assembly, marketing, and sales. The company plans to invest millions of dollars, financed by worldwide sales, grants, and investments.