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MDA1

All Electric Commuter Aircraft

The MDA1 enables Regional Air Mobility (RAM) to be operated fully electricallyeconomically and above all in a CO2-neutral manner!

The MDA1 is planned as an aircraft with a CO2 neutral propulsion system, aimed at the short-haul flights in challenging environments such as island-hopping or outback operation.

Especially coastal regions offer ample supply of fuel – sun and wind.

OUR mission

Our core competence is lightweight construction.

Our passion is aeronautical engineering.

Our mission is to introduce economical CO₂ neutral aviation to the market.

In doing so we are both contributing to the necessary decarbonisation of the transport sector and investing in sustainable technologies.

THE project

The MDA1 designed as a battery electric aircraft for up to nine passengers plus pilot.

Using state of the art batteries the endurance will be roughly 400 kilometres.

All components are readily available and EASA certifiable.

In contrast to most E aviation project this is our unique selling proposition.

"We are on the fast track to Innovation." (Tim Markwald, CEO)

With statutory regulations from 2040 onwards already in place in Scandinavian countries and Canada we believe that this will be a global case for CO₂ neutral aviation.

With the ability to cater for short and medium distances the MDA1 is targeting the RAM (Regional Aircraft Mobility) market. Examples are island hopping, coastal operations and general aviation operations from short or unpaved runways.

The MDA1 is a highly versatile aircraft for the transport of passengers, goods, and for surveillance missions.

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We are testing the aircraft in the typically rough meteorological conditions of the North Sea in the north-western part of Germany.

Our motivation is the CO₂ neutral transport of both passengers and cargo in environmentally protected and sensitive regions of the world.

Our Vision is CO₂ neutral and silent operation and to also utilize innovative CO₂ neutral techniques during the production of the aircraft.

THE aircraft

The MDA1 makes no compromises – aerodynamics and lightweight construction are optimes for the battery electric propulsion system.

In a first development step batteries mounted in quick-change modules will be employed.

With the current battery technology on the market a range of 400 kilometres is achievable, but future battery improvements can be expected. The current range is suitable to serve a connects with in the Regional Air Mobility (RAM) framework.

The MDA1 has a capacity for up to 10 passengers or 3 IBC containers. A quick conversion from passenger to cargo is possible.

In further expansion stages, the use of more powerful rechargeable batteries or fuel cell variants is planned.

Capacity

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Advantages of the MDA1 battery

  1. Interchangeable for faster turnaround times
  2. Mounted in the engine nacelles
  3. Easy access
  4. Increased safety in case of battery failure
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Future propulsion options

It is envisaged to fit tanks for hydrogen or sustainable E-Fuels.

The first step, however, is the battery electric power plant as all components are readily available on the market and easily certifiable for aviation use.

H₂Fly / FuelCell

E-Fuels

Fields of application

The change to green, renewable energy, opens up a variety of new fields of application for aircraft with electric propulsion. Scientific applications as well as medevac operation will be edded to Island-hopping and outback operation. The MDA1 with it versatility, low energy costs, and low maintenance cost makes it the ideal platform for scientific research.

Combined transport

  • Future transportation will depend more on the combination of different transport methods
  • Depending on the distance regional airfields will play an increasing roile in passenger transportation
  • Public transport or private vehicles will be used for the travel to and from the airport
  • In Germany alone there are roughly 200 airfields which are suitable fort he MDA1.

Science

  • Maritime environmental patrol
  • Climatic research

Security / Safety

  • Forest fire protection / Fire spotting

  • Search And Rescue

  • Coastal surveillance

Models

In the long term, the MDA1 will be the first aircraft in a whole series of models in different segments

Initially, however, we are concentrating on flexible fields of application for the MDA1 for passenger and freight transport, surveillance flights or extensions according to customer requirements

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MDA1 SL SHOREliner

The MDA1 SHOREliner takes up to 10 people incl. pilot to coasts, islands or the outback.

MDA1 CL CARGOliner

 The MDA1 CARGOliner is optimized for loading and transporting goods and commodities in the volume of 3 IBC containers.

MDA1 SC SCIENCEliner

The MDA1 SCIENCEliner is optimized for surveillance, measurement and counting flights.

MDA1 CUSTOM

Customized equipment of the MDA1 including the necessary certification of structural modifications is possible.

Economic efficiency

The operating costs of the MDA1 are about 40% lower than those of aircraft with combustion engines in this segment (STOL = Short-Take-Off-and-Landing Communter).

THE team

Why we are the right ones for this aircraft?
Because it is the right aircraft for us!

We provide the problem solution for RAM - Regional Air Mobility and serve a significant niche in general aviation. Our contribution to the climate and mobility turnaround will be relevant and equally significant. We ensure the modernization of aviation and create value in Germany as a business location with high potential for transformation and best prospects for return on investment.

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Since the 1990s, we have been working on the production of aircraft and aircraft parts, aircraft maintenance and the development of new components.

This includes in-house developments, such as a turbine home-return engine for gliders, as well as licensed construction of gliders and small aircraft or contract work, for example for Airbus or the German armed forces.

MD Aircraft and MD Flugzeugbau founder Tim Markwald is a pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours and a flight instructor. Many employees also fly themselves. This sharpens the understanding for the technical interrelationships and for the wishes of the customers and thus also promotes the efficiency of development processes.

MD Aircraft and MD Flugzeugbau may have something else that sets them apart. And that is the unconditional will to be part of a solution instead of part of a problem. From a small aeronautical engineering company, founded in 1995, a powerful group of companies has developed.

Over the course of time, the expertise in the processing of composite materials acquired in the context of aircraft construction has also drawn the attention of industries other than aviation to MD. The company's subsidiary MD Composites also develops parts for the wind energy sector, agricultural machinery manufacturers and medical technology, for example. Wherever stable, high-strength, lightweight and corrosion-free materials are required, MD Composites is the right partner.

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„With the mobility transition and rising electricity demand, the efficiency of powertrains, the aerodynamic properties of vehicle designs and the lowest possible weight will become even more important.“

Tim Markwald, Managing Director and Founder MD Flugzeugbau

THE contact

Tim Christian Markwald, CEO
Tim Christian Markwald, CEOAircraft builder, pilot & visionary
> 30 years experience
Gregor Müller, CEO
Gregor Müller, CEOMechanical engineer, specialist for lightweight construction and composite technology
> 30 years experience
Rinelde Markwald, CFO
Rinelde Markwald, CFOMD GROUP
> 30 years experience
Dr. Udo Fecht, CMO
Dr. Udo Fecht, CMOMarketing/PR
> 30 years experience
Prof. Dr. Marc Klages
Prof. Dr. Marc KlagesEntrepreneurship Investment Management
> 20 years experience
Sören Pedersen
Sören PedersenTest Pilot
> 30 years experience

THE proceduce

We will be fast. Because we know what we are doing. And because we exclusively use systems that are already approvable according to today's regulations.

Our first milestone is the development and production of a flying demonstrator. We expect it to take around five years until SOP, including all the necessary regulatory procedures and approvals.

Would you like to accompany us on this journey as an investor in this tech project? Then we should get to know each other.

2029
  • SOP (Start Of Production)
2027
  • Testing
  • Certifications
  • Authorisation
2026
  • Flying demonstrator (prototype)
  • Customer Presentations Worldwide
2023
  • Start preliminary design
2022
  • Technical specifications
  • Start of development
2029
  • SOP (Start Of Production)
2027
  • Testing
  • Certifications
  • Authorisation
2026
  • Flying demonstrator (prototype)
  • Customer Presentations Worldwide
2023
  • Start preliminary design
2022
  • Technical specifications
  • Start of development

INVESTMENT in the future

  • Are you interested in a very promising, future-oriented investment in a sustainable product?

  • That keeps pace with the disruptive processes of the megatrends mobility transition and energy transition and will even be a pioneer?

  • You would like to be part of it

  • And that with reliable, experienced team?

    THEN WE SHOULD GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER!

 Interested?

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