Founded in Hong Kong in 1999, Yuneec International Co. Ltd. is the world leader in electric aviation. Yuneec’s two seat electric powered airplane, the E430, features a 48KW electric propulsion system and a carbon fibre composite airframe. Recognising this achievement, Yuneec International was awarded the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) by Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh for the aircraft's "significant commercial potential" and "compelling design" launching the two-seater as an airplane that "could make possible practical, sustained electric flight." The E430 was also recognised by the prestigious UK Design Awards for excellence in design. The E-Spyder, a single seat electric powered aircraft features the innovative PowerDrive 24 propulsion system integrating the Motor, Motor Controller, 75 VOLT Battery, and Charger. The 24KW power plant quietly propels the plane at speeds of 68 miles per hour (59 knots)with flight times up to 1.5 hours received the world’s first type certification for an electric aircraft from Deutschen Ultraleichtflugverbandes (DULV) E.V in 2013. Yuneec’s core technologies power its manned aircraft as well as its Aerial Photography & Video Systems (APV) and its market leading line of radio controlled aircraft for the hobby market. With over 1800 employees in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Los Angeles and Hamburg, Yuneec International manufactures over 1 million units a year, sold under the Blade, Parkzone, E-Flite, Firebird, Firebird XL and Q500 brands. The Company’s achievements include the introduction of the hobby industry’s first “Ready to Fly” radio control electric powered airplane (Firebird and Firebird XL) and the design and manufacture of the market leading Blade radio controlled helicopters and micro-copters. With over 50 patents filed since 1989, Yuneec International continues to change the way we fly.
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
Ontario, US
Founded
1999
Size (employees)
89 (est)+3%
Website
yuneec.com
Yuneec was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Ontario, US

Yuneec Office Locations

Yuneec has offices in Ontario, Hong Kong, Kaltenkirchen and Shanghai
Ontario, US (HQ)
5555 Ontario Mills Pkwy
Kaltenkirchen, DE
4 Nikolaus Otto Straße
Hong Kong, HK
Man Shung Industrial Building 7 Lai Yip St

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Founding Date

1999

Total Funding

$60 m

Latest funding size

$60 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years

Investors

Yuneec's latest funding round in August 2015 was reported to be $60 m. In total, Yuneec has raised $60 m

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