The Energy Technology research group of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology is challenging its students and staff by developing an electrically charged hydrogen powered model aircraft, that will participate in contests in the high-speed class in the future.
Our team of students from Eindhoven University of Technology, is developing electrically charged hydrogen powered model aircraft using the latest technology to eventually beat the Guinness World speed record of high speed model aircrafts. In adition, this project will contribute to the development of electrically charged high-speed passenger aircrafts in the future and sustainable aviation in general.

  • Aerodynamics
  • Airplane design and construction
  • Construction strength analysis
  • EDF design and construction
  • Autopilot (controll feedback)
  • Telemetry
  • Power electronics
  • Stablized flight
  • High speed record
  • Sustainable energy carrier for aviation
  • Gas turbine

Team AIR/e is constantly growing. We are looking for new talent and enthusiastic students with new innovative ideas to develop the ultimate model aircraft and contribute to sustainable aviation. Bachelor Final and Graduation Projects on construction and aerodynamics, control and stabilization, energy conversion and sustainability, or electrical systems: all improved components finally contribute to an even faster aircraft. You can also come up with your own project assignment suggestions. Rick the Lange, the well-known Engineering Design teacher who is recently chosen by Mechanical Engineering students as the winner of the best Bachelor teacher, is our team supervisor and will be your project supervisor as well.

So, are you looking for an interesting Bachelor Final or Graduation Project, or are you bursting with innovative ideas and are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves for some creative or practical work at times? This is your chance! Join our team, do not hesitate and contact us or Rick de Lange and come and admire our new AIR/e-craft soon!