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Sonex Aircraft, LLC has always been committed to research and development for the growth of its product lines, and the future of recreational aviation. The company’s design team has a long history in innovation, research and product development. Among other distinctions, design team members include an EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame inductee and Dr. August Raspet Memorial Award winners, recognized for contributions to light aircraft design. With the Sonerai, Monerai, Monex Racer, Moni, Sonex, Waiex, Xenos, AeroVee, AeroCarb and e-Flight Initiative to their credit, the Sonex Aircraft, LLC design team has been heralded as “inspirational pioneers” by a group of General Electric and Airbus engineers visiting EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 on an “innovation treasure hunt.”

This commitment to R&D and engineering is what makes Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions products outstanding competitors in the experimental aircraft marketplace, offering The Best Performance Per Dollar available with the most robust and thoroughly engineered aircraft in experimental aviation. The design team’s mission drives Sonex Aircraft, LLC to lead the way forward to future flight with projects such as the e-Flight Initiative for electric flight and enhanced efficiency in flying.

This Research and Development web site is an exhibition of just a few of the concepts being developed as possible candidates for future Sonex and AeroConversions products. These concepts will be taken from prototyping to flight testing, and their market viability will be evaluated. Send us your feedback! Would you like to build and fly any of the aircraft displayed in this Pavilion? Does your favorite kind of recreational flying fit within their intended missions? Email us at: sales@sonexaircraft.com


The following are current Hornets' Nest R&D projects that we've made public:


The E-Flight Initiative is Sonex Aircraft's research program dedicated to enhanced efficiency in flying, with a major emphasis on the development of electric aircraft powerplant technology. Find Out More!


A new airframe concept designed specifically for use with the E-Flight Electric Powerplant system is one of the many possible applications of electric power. Find Out More!


The Onex single-place, folding wing aircraft is probably the most exciting concept unveiled at AirVenture '09 in terms of market potential and economical flying that will leave a smile on your face. Find Out More!


SubSonex personal jet is a slightly more extreme concept, but it's one that is undoubtedly on every pilot's "bucket list!" Find Out More!


The Hornets' Nest R&D team is exploring turbocharging as a possible option for the AeroVee Engine. Find Out More!


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