Startup launches quiet electric duct engines for commercial drones


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Nick Flaherty

The first engine, the IPM5, is engineered around a ducted fan architecture, which offers both a reduction in noise and an increase in safety over open bladed propellers. Greenjets has also patented several features that overcome weight and efficiency challenges traditionally faced by ducted fans. Other variants with 10 or 15 kgf of thrust can be quickly and easily developed.

‘‘Our team 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, so Greenjets is uniquely positioned to be a world leader in this space with ultra-quiet and ultra-efficient engines,’ said Anmol Manohar, CEO of Greenjets.