Aviation: the success of a small French factory from La Rochelle
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In the highly competitive aviation sector, he focused on the success of a young company from La Rochelle. It makes small aircraft at prices that are extremely safe and extremely fuel efficient. The company begins to seduce the American market.
elixir, a airplane Designed, developed and built in La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime) it has just landed ten firm orders in the US. This decade marks the beginning of the company’s adventure across the Atlantic, where competition heats up on the road’s edge. “a very nice move”According to Emmanuel Gilles, Elixir Aircraft European Sales Director.
A model of safety and sobriety
The fourth generation of Elixir is a paragon of safety and sobriety. Its hull, wings, equipment and engine make it one of the safest and most economical in the world. The cost per flight hour is four times cheaper than its counterparts. “It is an aircraft that will consume 12.5 liters per hour, so it is less energy intensive”Eric Hospital, industrial director of Elixir Aircraft, also notes. With 60 aircraft ordered within two years, Elixir is a success for the startup. In the workshops it would now be necessary to build one aircraft per week.