O primeiro projeto de aeronave tripulada do Hangar360 é um modelo a ser homologado na categoria LSA (Light Sport Aircraft), segundo as normas da FAA norte-americana – Aeronave Leve Esportiva – de acordo com o RBAC 21 da ANAC. O projeto será desenvolvido em parceria com Universidades da região. Os protótipos serão construídos no hangar após entrega da obra.

O grande diferencial desta aeronave é que ela terá como grupo propulsor um motor elétrico de alta eficiência e alimentado por baterias de íons de lítio e células fotovoltaicas. Além de eliminar as emissões de poluentes contribuindo para um transporte aeronáutico limpo, a poluição sonora também será reduzida e o custo de operação será substancialmente menor devido a não utilização de combustíveis.

Outras vantagens incluem a facilidade de manutenção e o aumento da segurança da aeronave pela diminuição do número de peças móveis do motor. O projeto envolve um sistema de recarga rápida das baterias e a utilização da estrutura do hangar como fonte de energia com painéis solares fotovoltaicos, fazendo com que a aeronave possa ser alimentada pelo hangar, que desta forma transforma-se num posto de abastecimento elétrico.

The E-LSA (Electric Light Sport Aircraft) is a light plane with capacity for two people, run on electricity and solar energy support. The first manned aircraft project of Hangar360 is a model to be homologated in the LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) category, in compliance with the American FAA to be sold domestically and exported to other countries. The project shall be developed in partnership with the UNICAMP Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering. The prototypes will be built at the hangar after the building delivery.

The airplane will be propelled by a high efficiency electric engine, fed by lithium-ion batteries recharged through photovoltaic cells installed on its wing or in the photovoltaic system of the hangar itself. When off the base, it will be able to be recharged through any 110 or 220 Volts AC power outlet of the regular electrical network, which nowadays is more available at airports than the traditional

Besides eliminating pollution emissions, therefore contributing to clean air transportation, sound pollution will also be reduced and the operation costs will be substantially lower due to the non-use of fuels. Other advantages include easy maintenance and the increase in aircraft safety due to fewer moving engine parts.

The project involves a quick battery recharging system and the use of the hangar structure as an energy source with sunlight photovoltaic panels, enabling the aircraft to be fed by the hangar, which will thus become an electric fueling station.

In the first part of the plan, we will convert a conventional aircraft into electric, aiming at a performance study, and the adaptation of the operation as well as reliability tests. The goal is to be the first airplane of this kind in Brazil and make it exceed the speed record of its mode: 281 km/h.