Flights up to 750km should become reality
Smartflyer Ltd. is not only known for its European electrifly-In (originally smartflyerchallenge) but also for their ground-breaking aircraft - the smartflyer SFX1.
Smartflyer SFX1 is a four-seated hybrid-electric aircraft which emits less CO2, is up to 30% more efficient, has lower noise emissions and less operating costs. A range extender drives a generator charging the batteries. Flights with a range up to 750km will soon be in reach.
This aircraft has already garnered a lot of international attention. The first flight of smartflyer SFX1 is planned for 2023.  
InnoPrix for smartflyer Ltd.
On 23rd November 2020, smartflyer Ltd. has received the InnoPrix of the Swiss “Baloise Bank SoBa Solothurn” for the development of this innovative aircraft project. This year’s award ceremony was for the first time broadcasted live on radio and TV, from a hangar at Grenchen Airport (SUI).
Innovative projects and ideas for more ecological and sustainable aviation are of great importance today. Therefore, FAI CIACA is looking for similar projects like smartflyer, which are covering our targets; new technologies, new power sources, sustainability & ecology, to support and honour the innovators with awards. There are a lot of good achievements, which should be awarded. FAI CIACA is curiously waiting to hear from and present new projects.
We congratulate smartflyer Ltd. for their success and are still looking forward to further positive news.