Pie Aeronefs SA
Intelligence in flight

Project

Pie Aeronefs SA is a new Swiss all-electric aircraft manufacturer.

Founded in 2020, our goal is to market lightweight and zero carbon emitting aircraft by 2026. Through distributed electric propulsion, our airplanes shall equal or surpass the performance of standard piston engine driven ones.

As a new company to the market, we will begin our project with the construction of a raceplane, the "UR-1", which will take part as of 2022 in the international Air Race E competition.

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Zero emissions

Our all-electric aircraft will produce zero CO₂ directly when operated.

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Swiss Made

Our aircraft are manufactured in Switzerland with an emphasis on local procurement when possible.

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Innovative

We are working on new concepts in order to improve our aircraft's autonomy and performances.

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04-2020 Company foundation
09-2020 UR-1 manufacturing
10-2021 First flight
07-2022 Air Race E Championship
07-2022 UR-2
05-2022 UG-3
01-2025 UG-3 certification and sale

Technology

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of our future planes, we are not only focusing on electric motors and batteries, but also on other aerodynamic concepts.

Top view of the electric swiss racing aircraft UR-1

The "V" tail

This "V" shaped tail configuration has been brought up to date by our team. Thanks to the removal of a flight surface, we are able to decrease drag.

Electric motor

Powerful from low RPMs, quiet and cost-efficient, an electric motor does not require heating time or need to rotate when waiting on aerodromes. This considerably reduces environmental and noise impacts.

Wing battery pack

The energy storage is located in the wings. Developed to measure, our batteries are efficient and durable. Surrounded by aerospace grade fire-resistant materials, we guarantee occupant safety.

Air Race E

Air Race E is the first and only all-electric air racing world championship. Complementary to Air Race 1, this new category will serve as a test bench for the technologies of the future.

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Only

Swiss Team

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150 kW

Maximum Power

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590 km/h

Maximum Speed

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272 kg

Empty Mass

3/4 view of the UR-1 Swiss electric racer

Starting in 2022, we will test our concepts at the world's first all-electric air racing competition, under the name "Team Pie Aeronefs”. Broadcasted around the globe, this Airbus-funded event will serve as a technology accelerator in the same way as motorsports do in general.

Alongside other high-ranking teams, we will be the only Swiss team and, of course, intend to position ourselves as the most efficient team and thus, later, adapt our research to certified general aviation devices and sold across the planet.

Latest News

21.07.2021

Newsletter - July 21

Newsletter July 2021. Pie Aeronefs SA: the first 100% electric Swiss racing aircraft

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14.07.2021

About us: the Dawn of the first Swiss electric race aircraft

Pie Aeronefs SA begins its history with the construction of the first Swiss electric racing aircraft. But the vision of the founder, Marc Umbricht, seen further with a future light 4-seater aircraft.

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01.07.2021

Behind the scenes: Testing

The production of parts requires to guarantee their quality and functioning. Find out how Pie ​​Aeronefs SA performs its testing.

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24.06.2021

Behind the scenes: Manufacturing

Pie Aeronefs SA itself produces most of the parts for the first 100% electric Swiss racing aircraft. Learn about our production process and get a behind-the-scenes look.

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Partners

We are proud to be supported by our partners, sponsors and technical sponsors with the common goal of developing a greener aviation.

What they think of us

To engineer what's ahead requires innovation, speed and the confidence that the product being developed will perform as expected in the real world. As the official simulation software partner of Air Race E, Ansys is providing Pie Aeronefs SA with the simulation solutions required to rapidly develop an all-electric aircraft from concept to flight while delivering the precision needed for success. We look forward to watching Team Magpie compete in the upcoming Air Race E series.

Robert Harwood - Global Industry Director

Ansys Inc.

Wing-to-wing air racing is challenging; and making it electric is even moreso! We at Air Race E have been impressed by the concepts of Pie Aeronefs SA and we believe this team will be a serious competitor to watch.

Dmitri Karelin - Technical Project Manager

Air Race E

Pie Aeronefs SA is demonstrating a pragmatic and ambitious approach to developing new technologies for all-electric aircraft with great potential.

Tine Tomažič - Chief Technical Officer

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