THE PLATFORM

SIMPLICITY OF DESIGN, SOLID TRACK RECORD AND AVAILABLE NOW.
THE ES15 IS A PROVEN PLATFORM AROUND THE WORLD.

MODULAR DESIGN CONCEPT
ADAPTABLE TO YOUR NEEDS

The ES15 is working missions around the world every day. When ECARYS designed the concept, modules were taken from proven platforms and its talented engineers set about how to create payload and space to provide a flexible aircraft that delivers.

The design is based on a 59 ft (18 m) wingspan and a retractable tricycle undercarriage which is stable to crosswinds (up to 16 kt) and has a wide wheelbase – ideal characteristics indeed for reliable ground handling and flight operations.

The fuselage is divided into three sections, starting with the hybrid composite cockpit module, comprising the propellor and cockpit area. An array of avionics solutions are available. Second is the mid-fuselage comprising a centre

steel frame compartment for the Rotax turbo charged engine. The mid section comprises the cantilever wing with flaps across the entire wingspan. This provides incredible take-off and landing performance which – when combined with the speed brakes – enables the ES15 to land on airstrips inaccessible to many other aircraft.

The tailboom section completes this special platform. Throughout each module the ECARYS engineering team can adapt and modify according to the customers requirements. The ES15 is a flexible solution that really delivers.

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PERFORMANCE
20-HOUR ENDURANCE

THE ES15 climbs to 7000ft within 12 minutes, putting its payload to use and being mission successful. With 115hp in the turbo charged Rotax engine, the performance will meet most mission objectives. An operating ceiling is certified to 16,000ft Depending on the configuration the ES15 can achieve between 10 and 20hrs endurance.

Burning just 15 litres of fuel per hour means that it is an incredibly efficient and environmentally conscious platform. Financially, it makes a lot of sense. Performance wise, it ticks all the right boxes.

Just as important as its maximum speed is its slow speed flight characteristics – at 50kts it can perform 30-degree bank turns putting you in control when you need to be focused on a particular spot.

With full payload, operating speeds are as high as 130kts and max speed is 148kts giving ample speed to keep on top of a moving situation.

HANDLING 
FLEXIBLE SOLUTION

The ES15 was designed to be manoeuvred on the ground by hand. Its low weight is a major benefit and adds to the core attribute of being a financially astute choice.

The ES15 takes up a small area of hangar space as the folding wings reduce the wingspan to just 25 feet. The wings can be removed for trailer or container transportation. This takes less than 1 hour and requires just two people.

The ability to put the ES15 in a trailer or container is vitally important for operational flexibility. It can be moved efficiently and be ready for operations in one hour. ECARYS offer a 40ft container which doubles as field maintenance.

AVIONICS & ELECTRICS
STATE OF THE ART

The Avionics and Electrics are a bespoke solution according to the mission requirements from each customer. Standard avionics are impressive and state of the art and we understand that each customer has varying requirements. The Electrics are either a 1800W/28 VDC generator or 3900/28VDC generator, a 24 Ah/24 VDC buffer battery system and a customer tailored 28 VDC electrical networkbus with sockets. ECARYS is yet to complete a ES15 without customisation of avionics and electrics.

PAYLOAD
MULTIPLE PAYLOAD CAPABILITY

A flexible platform – with multiple payload points and sensor protection by way of an exhaust that points upwards and away from key areas – provides customers with one of the cleanest and useful platforms on the market today.

ECARYS engineers have taken into consideration factors required to mitigate environmental constraints on the payloads such as operational temperatures, humidity, rain, condensation, sand, turbulent airflow, vibration, acceleration, shock, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electromagnetic interference (EMI) and others.

There are hard points for payload attachment under the inner wings on both sides as well as on the underside of the fuselage. These are served by separate power supply and cable channels to the payload for heating/cooling ensuring the integrity of the equipment payloads are not compromised.

PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS

ES15 IN COMPARISON TO OTHER PLATFORMS

COST EFFECTIVENESS IS AN AREA IN WHICH THE ES15 IS HARD TO BEAT. FROM INITIAL INVESTMENT ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO MAINTENANCE, FUEL TO PILOT OPERATIONS – THE ES15 IS A WINNING PROPOSITION.

Against a helicopter such as a 135 the ES15 is faster, quieter, has three times more range, three times more endurance, is easier to operate and costs are significantly less. There are pros and cons to every aircraft, depending on the mission, but the facts for ES15 speak for themselves. In the ES15, ECARYS offers a high performance aircraft platform with outstanding core values, low fuel consumption, emissions and maintenance requirements.

INITIAL INVESTMENT
US $ MILLIONS
$0.5 - 0.9m0%
$0.7 - 1.5m0%
$1.1 - 3.5m0%
$3.5 - 8m0%
AVERAGE OPERATING COSTS 
US$ PER HOUR
$3000%
$8000%
$1K - 3K0%
$3K - 8K0%
RANGE
Nm
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ENDURANCE
Hrs
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REQUIRED OPERATING CREW
BY PERSON
AIR SPEED
Kt
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TAKE-OFF DISTANCE & USABLE RWY SURFACES Ft 
Key: CONCRETE = C, GRASS = G, DIRT = D
600Ft0%
C G D
1500Ft0%
C G 
30Ft0%
C G D
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NOISE LEVELS HEARD AT GROUND LEVEL
FROM 1000 – 4000Ft

* Sound levels calculated using the Inverse Square Law.

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OPERATIONAL SURVEILLANCE DISTANCE WORLDWIDE
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