All-Electric Helicopter

Eco Helicopters is headquartered on the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Innovation Hub (iHub) and Accelerator Campus in Palm Springs, California. Its founder is a U.S. Military Veteran, a Rotorcraft Experimental (Electric) Test Pilot, and a Rotorcraft/Vertical Take Off and Landing - Electric (VTOL-e) Holder of Multiple Guinness World Records.

The Story

A lifetime of service and humble innovation.

Eco Helicopters

Eco (Ēkō) Helicopters is proudly veteran owned and operated. Built on a unique philosophy of customer service which brings the excitement of helicopter tours and charters to everyone. Their vision has blessed them with a unique blend of clientele, including top echelon of VIPs.

As of January 2020, we are proud to offer the opportunity to own the first for sale all-electric helicopter "EcoMax" (Ēkō-Max) for Tour & Charter Operations following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) full certification.


EcoMax™ all-electric helicopter. Zero in-flight carbon emissions. Capable of 120 miles per hour. The helicopter seats 4 people (3 passengers + 1 pilot). Boasting advanced avionics, including a state-of-the-art autopilot with features like basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking, and approach guidance.

Guiness Record Holder

On September 14th, 2016, a Guinness World Record * was set by electric helicopter, a 5-minute flight, at a height of 400 feet, traveling at 80 knots. (Captain Ric Webb)

On March 4th, 2017, a Guinness World Record ** was set by electric helicopter, the first ever 2 person electric helicopter flight. Additionally, a world speed record was set for an electric helicopter at 100 knots. (Captain Martine Rothblatt | Co-Pilot Ric Webb)

On December 7th, 2018, a Guinness World Record *** was set for the farthest distance travelled by electric helicopter. (Captain Ric Webb)

The Market

As Published by Global Market Insight May2019

Aircraft Market size valued at over USD 30 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit around 15% CAGR from 2019 to 2025. Fixed wing accounted for a significant share in the more electric aircraft market. This can be attributed to the increasing demand for such aircrafts from military. The benefits offered by these aircrafts including lower noise emission and limited detection through ISR at low flight height is further escalating the platform demand. The incorporation of electro hydrostatic actuators in such aircrafts for efficient power distribution along with improving efficiency further supports the segment share over the study timeframe. Rotary wing will showcase considerable demand in the more electric aircraft market revenue over the forecast timeframe. This can be credited to the rising investments by aircraft manufacturers for introducing low cost and reliable helicopters for a wide range of applications including military combat, surveillance, emergency backup, and tourism among others. The lower maintenance costs coupled with improving efficiency are some of the major factors enhancing the segment share. Moreover, the diversified range of applications including vertical take-off and landing operations, along with the capability to hover further improves the segment share over the study timeframe.

The Plan

Eco Helicopters intends to place EcoMax™ all-electric helicopters into service to create true eco-friendly Charter & Tour operations.

The team at Eco Helicopters is actively seeking additional venues to place EcoMax™ helicopters. We utilize our FAA Air Carrier Certificate, following strict rules governed by the FAA; Part 91 (Tours) and Part 135 On-Demand, Scheduled, Helicopter Air Ambulance services (Charters).

Additionally, Eco Helicopters is exploring working with established FAA certified tour operators.

The Advantage

Cost per flight hour Legacy* EcoMax**
Motor overhaul/exchange $25.00 $20.00
Overhaul parts $67.95 $67.95
Labor $12.55 $8.50
Fuel/Charging $91.35 $14.00
Oil/Lube $1.16 $0.10
Inspections $20.07 $12.00
Unscheduled maintenance $12.70 $8.50
Flight/hour 500 hours/year $24.53 $20.00
Reserves per hour $105.50 $76.38
Direct cost per hour $125.28 $34.60
Total operation cost per hour $255.31 $130.98
Cost per 1.5 road miles $1.32 $0.70

*From **Actual figures may fluctuate. Hangar, insurance not factored into the operating cost. Electric motor TBO estimated 11,000 hours.

The Opportunity

For a select few, Eco Helicopters is proud to offer the opportunity to purchase the first for sale all-electric helicopter, the “EcoMax" (Ēkō-Max).

Our plan and advantage creates a historical implication for the aeronautical, transportation, and investment industries. To be one of the select few to enjoy this position of ownership, contact us below to receive the complete EcoMax™ brief.

*Tax deductions, or other capex options may be available. Please consult with a tax expert, or a financial advisor on your specifics.

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Our unique model offers simple entry into the all-electric rotorcraft space, allowing the new EcoMax™ owner to focus on their core competencies, while a team of experts handles operations.

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