Welcome to Ampaire Inc.
We are developing high performance, zero emission aircraft to transform the landscape of aviation. With key innovations in energy storage, propulsion, and aircraft architecture, our team is maximizing the potential of the aircraft industry.
Noise and Emissions
Engine noise is almost completely eliminated through the use of
electric motors, and integration benefits can minimize propulsion noise. General aviation is the largest source of lead pollution in the US. High altitude aircraft emissions have a driving effect on climate change.
Reliability and Operating Cost
Brushless electric motors have nearly no wear, replacing maintenance intensive engines on traditional aircraft. The operating fuel/energy cost for electricity is less than 20% that of hydrocarbon fuel. In many cases, total cost of ownership will be less than 70% the equivalent cost of non-electric aircraft.
Cooling and Thermal Management
Electric motors are able to achieve efficiencies greater than 95%, with only 2-5% of the engine energy radiated as heat. Thermal engines have efficiencies of approximately 25-30%, with up to 75% of their energy radiated as heat.
Aerodynamic and Structural Efficiency
Integration of propulsion and energy storage unique to electric aircraft enables new aerodynamic and structural efficiency. Electric motors maintain high efficiency over a wide range of rpm and torque, without the need for additional transmission or gearbox weight.
"This is one of the most interesting ventures I have seen - EVER."
- Mark Bernstein, Former Director, USC Energy Institute