Duxion Motors Inc. has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dymond Aerospace Inc. to supply 200 patented eJet motors™ for use in Dymond’s new fleet of 100 unmanned cargo aircraft.
Under the terms of the MOU, Duxion will supply 20 eJet motors™ per year for ten years starting in 2026 for a total purchase of $500 million CAD. Each eJet motor™ will be built using Duxion’s patented technology, incorporating a rim-driven motor which utilizes permanent magnet technology in a novel manner to deliver a world-class thrust-to-weight ratio.
The eJet motors™ for this application will produce 8,000+ lbs of thrust, similar to the thrust produced by the engines of 50-passenger CRJ100 aircraft. Each of Dymond’s aircraft will be outfitted with two Duxion eJet motors™, powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Duxion will take on a new 70,000 sqft hangar space at Stephenville Dymond International Airport to be utilized for integrating and installing eJet motor™ propulsion systems. The new facility is sized to have sufficient capacity to perform eJet motor™ retrofits for traditional jet fuel aircraft outside of the Dymond partnership.
Rick Pilgrim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duxion, said, “Our eJet motor™ technology is a perfect fit for Dymond’s unmanned cargo aircraft with our patented technology providing best in class thrust to weight.”