The first small Hungarian plane ends its flight to the United States!
Hungarian company Magnus Aircraft has announced that its small, two-seater, ultralight Fusion 212 aircraft powered by an internal combustion engine has successfully completed a transatlantic test flight from Hungary to the United States.
Magnus Aircraft said its Fusion 212 flew 8,000 km from Pécs-Pogány airport in southwestern Hungary with a flight time of over 50 hours, making it the first small aircraft of Hungarian manufacture to do so.
The company hopes to market the Fusion 212 in the United States and said it has already acquired the necessary license to conduct pilot training programs with it. Magnus Aircraft currently has only one prototype of the aircraft, they have orders for three more and hope to sell 24 per year in the United States.
The company employs 100 people and hopes to increase its workforce by 15 people by the end of the year. They plan to use 60% of their annual production capacity in 2022. Work is underway with Óbuda University in Budapest to develop the eFusion light electric aircraft and Magnus’ Fusion 213 may soon make its market debut. .
Magnus Aircraft said it had 850 million HUF (2.1 million euros) income and 100 million HUF (€250,000) loss last year. In 2022, they hope to make a profit by multiplying the income.