MAHEPA project is developing and flying two new hybrid electric powertrains to enable cleaner, quieter and more efficient aircraft propulsion. By adopting a modular approach to propulsion system components design, for the first time two variants of a serial hybrid-electric powertrains will be tested in flight: the first uses a fuel-driven generator to charge the batteries and power the electric motor, while the second relies on fuel cells to produce power enabling zero-emission flight. Data from flight tests will be used to model future operating scenarios of hybrid electric aviation paving the way towards greener aircraft.
modular and scalable
December 19, 2018At the pre-New Year’s Eve meeting, held on December 14,...
December 7, 2018On 13. and 14. November 2018 5th conference on Transport...
November 28, 2018[ Design of Hybrid Electric Propulsion of Aircraft is starting...