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Magnus Aircraft’s Fusion 212 completes flight to US

Hungary's Magnus Aircraft announced that its Fusion 212 ultralight, two-seater, small airplane powered by an internal combustion engine successfully completed a transatlantic test flight from Hungary to the United States.

Magnus Aircraft said its Fusion 212 travelled 8,000km from the Pecs-Pogany Airport, in southwest Hungary, with a flight time of over 50 hours, making it the first Hungarian-made small aircraft to do so.

The company hopes to market the Fusion 212 in the United States and said it has already acquired the necessary licence for performing pilot training programmes with it. Magnus Aircraft currently has a single prototype of the plane, they have orders for three more and hope to sell 24 annually in the US.

The company employs 100 workers and hopes to raise headcount by 15 by the end of the year. They expect to use 60 percent of their annual production capacity in 2022. Work is ongoing with Budapest’s Obuda University to develop the eFusion light electric aircraft and Magnus’ Fusion 213 could soon debut on the market.

Magnus Aircraft said it had 850 million forints (EUR 2.1m) revenue and a 100 million forints loss last year. In 2022 they hope to turn a profit with revenue multiplying.

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