First Midual engine start up

31 March 2007

actu1On 31 March 2007, the entire Midual team along with close friends and relatives crowded around the company’s engine test stand at the École des Arts et Métiers in Angers.

This was the day that the first Midual prototype engine was going to be started up. Everyone held their breath…

…and after the starter turned the engine over a few times and the fuel lines filled, it began to idle perfectly.
What emotion, and what an incredible amount of work that went into designing, financing and constructing this engine, the idea for which was conceived in late 1992!