Maeve Aerospace made its first appearance at the Paris Air Show where it showcased its revamped design of the Maeve 01, presented earlier at the company’s annual event in the The Hague.
The Maeve 01 aircraft can seat 44 passengers with a minimum range of 460 km (285 miles) excluding reserve. This is comparable to the distance between London and Amsterdam. Current advancements in battery technology will further increase this flying range in the near future, the company said. Additionally, the cabin space can be expanded, allowing for a 20% increase in passenger capacity, for up to 52 passengers.
CTO Martin Nüsseler (formerly Airbus and Deutsche Aircraft) ushered in significant design changes in the Maeve 01, making it more efficient. The new design offers significant lower energy consumption and better operating economics (-30% compared to existing turboprops).
With the help of the Siemens aircraft design and simulations suite, Maeve was able to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft significantly, resulting in a snowball effect of improving aircraft structures, propulsion capacity and battery capacity.
Maeve's technical team expects to conduct the first test flights at the start of 2028. The development of Maeve 01 is on track for entry into service at the start of 2030.